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Cast: Lindsay Anne Williams, Mike Mayhall, Alli Hart, Ritchie Montgomery, Miles Doleac, Bill Sage, Kamille McCuin

Director: Miles Doleac

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who have promised to bankroll the writer's latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple.

'The Dinner Party' tells the story of Jeff and his wife Haley. Jeff is a playwright and they are invited to a dinner party being held by Carmine and his group of friends. Jeff hopes to secure funding for his new play.

Carmine is hosting the meal along with his artsy, eccentric and strange friends, Sebastian, Agatha, Sadie and Vincent. What starts as a potential big night for the couple soon turns into a fight for their lives.

As soon as Jeff and Haley arrive at the house you can tell that the hosts of the dinner are very strange people. Haley is disturbed and wants to leave but Jeff demands they stick it out. The film then settles in as we get to meet the entire cast and get their background history. This takes up a big chunk of the film's 1 Hour 55 Minutes. The action doesn't really start until right around the 50 minute mark.

This might give some the idea that it is a slow, boring film but it isn't. I do think it could have shaved some time off the clock but once the action begins it is a thrill ride to the end. The first 50 minutes of the film is not only used to introduce the characters it also slowly builds on suspense as the group's motives begin to appear.

'The Dinner Party' is a cannibal/horror film but it is much more than that as well. There is also a huge twist during the final act that changes everything. Right from the start you notice how well the film is shot, the cinematography is terrific and the effects are very well done as well. Another thing that made the film so good as its outstanding cast.

Jeremy London, Bill Sage and Sawandi Wilson are among those starring in the film but for me the two that stood out were Alli Hart who plays Haley and Kamille McCuin who plays Agatha. Both women really stand out. Kamille McCuin in particular is amazing as the crazy yet sexy as hell Agatha. I really hope to see a lot more of her in the future.

Credit has to also go out the Director, Miles Doleac who also plays Vincent in the film. He did a fantastic job directing and writing the film with Michael Donovan Horn. The both did a fantastic job creating a no-holds-barred thrill ride.

The Dinner Party will hit theaters June 5 (TBC), be available on DVD and Digital from Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox, Dish Network, Direct TV and through local cable providers. If you like horror/thrillers then I highly recommend checking this out.

Released by Uncork’d Entertainment

**** Out Of *****