nightmare of a film, The Uninvited
explores the controversial subject
of a fragile and dangerous mind with
a well-paced build-up to a disturbing
and surprising climax... DESCRIBED AS CREEPY AND INTENSE, The Uninvited is a terrific
film, based on writer-director Kim Ji-Woon's A Tale Of Two Sisters,
about a girl who believes she is being urged by the ghost of her mother to expose
the unthinkable truth about her untimely death.
After an innocent day at the beach with boyfriend Matt Henricks (Jesse Moss),
Anna Ivers (Emily Browning: Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events)
is making her way home through the woods when she makes a grisly discovery and
is warned: Don't go home!
Anna's nightmare has just begun. Fearing 'something evil', she returns home
to her father Steven (David Strathairn: The Spiderwick Chronicles) and
her invalid mother (Maya Massar), who is being cared for by nurse Rachel Summers
(Elizabeth Banks: Role Models) in the boathouse. Suddenly the boathouse
is on fire; her mother is killed and Anna's life changes dramatically.
Finding herself in a psychiatric unit, she cannot remember the night of the
fire and constantly dreams of her mother, who speaks of "murder". Dr Silberling
(Dean Paul Gibson) tells her: "Sometimes we survive by remembering. But sometimes
we survive by forgetting."
Finally she is released and Anna's father brings her home to Rachel, to whom
he is now engaged. Neither Anna who is haunted not only by her mother
but inexplicably by three children: David (Matthew Bristol), Samuel (Danny Bristol)
and Iris Wright (Lex Burnham) nor her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel: The
Grudge 2) are happy. Suspecting Rachel is not what she seems, they begin
to piece together the events of that tragic night and start to investigate her
past with alarming consequences.
Has Rachel really changed her identity and, if so, why? Was the girls' mother
murdered? And by whom? The shadow of suspicion falls on everyone and it is not
until the film's dramatic climax that the awful truth is revealed.
A chilling supernatural shocker that doesn't overstep too many unacceptable
boundaries, The Uninvited is a well-paced psychological thriller that will keep
you guessing with its skilfully developed plot. Setting the pace with a lovely
home in a beautiful waterfront setting amidst stunning scenery gives you a false
sense of security before you are absorbed into the horror.
The film also features: Kevin McNulty as Sheriff Emory and Heather Doerksen
as the woman at the Facility. Directed by Thomas and Charles Guard; Screenplay
by Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard; Produced by Walter F Parkes,
Laurie MacDonald and Roy Lee; Director of Photography is Daniel Landin; Music
by Christopher Young. Based on the motion picture Changhwa Hongryon (A
Tale Of Two Sisters), written and directed by Kim Ji-Woon, which in turn
is founded on a classic Korean folk tale.
From Paramount Home Entertainment comes
the haunting thriller The Uninvited, available to buy on DVD & Blu ray
from 19 October 2009. Certificate: 15 | RRP: £17.99 | Sound: English Dolby Digital
5.1 | Running Time Main Feature: Approx 84 Minutes | Special Features: Alternate
ending (chilling alternate ending not shown in cinemas) | Unlocking The Uninvited
| Deleted Scenes.
Blu-ray: RRP: £26.99 | Sound: English Dolby Digital TrueHD | Running Time Main
Feature: Approx 87 Minutes | Special Features: Alternate ending HD (chilling
alternate ending not shown in cinemas) | Unlocking The Uninvited HD |
Deleted Scenes HD.
"A chilling supernatural shocker that doesn't overstep too many unacceptable
boundaries, The Uninvited is a well-paced psychological thriller that
will keep you guessing with its skilfully developed plot" Maggie Woods,