AS WELL AS 'ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN' & 'THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR'
Bloody Disgusting's Chris Webster posted an article a couple of weeks ago in which he extracts five interesting facts from the audio commentary track of the newly-released Blu-ray edition of Karyn Kusama's The Invitation. One of those facts is that "Kusama was inspired by 70’s thrillers"...
While All the President’s Men, Three Days of the Condor and the early work of Brian De Palma don’t share a similar narrative to The Invitation, they set the stage for Kusama’s approach to the style of her film. Even The Invitation‘s simple title card, which Kusama describes as 'spare and offset,' gets attributed to All the President’s Men and other films of the era that she says took a radical approach at the time.
Back in 2009, Kusama introduced her film Jennifer's Body at the Toronto Film Festival, naming De Palma's Carrie as an inspiration, along with Heathers and A Nightmare On Elm Street.