|release date||January 30 2009|
|director||Tom and Charlie Guard|
|writer||Craig Rosenberg, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro|
|starring||Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Arielle Kebbel, Emily Browning|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisBased on Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean horror film, “Changhwa Hongryon,” “The Uninvited” revolves around Anna (Emily Browning), who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father (David Strathairn) has become engaged to her mother’s former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). That night, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her of Rachel's intentions. Together, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) try to convince their father that his current fiancée is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother.
Last year’s PROM NIGHT and TWILIGHT come to mind when I think of THE UNINVITED, but not for the reason you’re assuredly thinking of. Those films were thought of, and hyped, as a gateway into horror for younger audiences; something to fondly look back on years later and say, “I remember (insert film title here) started it all for me.” Neither of them lived up to the challenge –PROM NIGHT because it’s shoddily done and TWILIGHT because fans are more apt to read a trashy romance novel afterwards than watch EVIL DEAD 2 – and most horror fans justifiably frowned upon them, but that’s where THE UNINVITED has the edge. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, especially for those who have seen its Korean inspiration, A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, but it’s perfectly acceptable as a major-studio horror film for the 13 – 17 crowd and is unlikely to insult or ruffle the feathers of any genre fan that wants to give it a go. …Read More