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The Uninvited (2009)

Director:
The Guard Brothers
COUNTRY
USA/Canada/Germany
GENRE
Thriller/Mystery/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Uninvited
RUNNING TIME
87 minutes
Producer:
Roy Lee
Laurie MacDonald
Walter F. Parkes
Screenwriter:
Craig Rosenberg
Doug Miro
Carlo Bernard


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Anna Emily Browning ˝
Alex Arielle Kebbel ˝
Steven David Strathairn ˝
Rachel Summers Elizabeth Banks ˝
Mom Maya Massar
Sheriff Emery Kevin McNulty

 

Review

The slick and clever thriller The Uninvited is based on South Korea’s top-grossing horror export, Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003), and directed with wonderful confidence by the young British Guard brothers. They avoid the usual horror stylistics and instead bring their film forward as a psychologic drama; a smart move which helps enhance the film’s interpersonal meanderings and bring substance to the surprisingly effective horror twist. The solid performances from the three young ladies in the leads are kept together by David Strathairn’s well-known seal of quality. This is an intelligent, old-fashioned psychological thriller, drawing influence way back to Hitchcock, and easily standing out in today's muddled supernatural horror scene.

 

Copyright © 2.11.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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