Drama, Horror, Mystery |
The Uninvited is a American psychological horror film directed by the Guard Brothers and starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, and David Strathairn. It is a remake of the 2003 South Korean horror film A Tale of Two Sisters, which is in turn one of several film adaptations of the Korean folk tale Janghwa Hongryeon jeon. The film received mixed reviews.
Anna has been in a psychiatric institution for ten months, following her suicide attempt after her terminally ill mother died in a boathouse fire. Now, she is being discharged and has no memory of the actual fire, though she is frequently plagued by recurring nightmares from that night. She is picked up by her father, Steven, a writer who has dedicated his latest book to Anna and her sister Alex.
At home, Anna reunites with Alex, with whom she is close. The sisters stand against Steven’s girlfriend Rachel, who had been their mother’s live-in nurse. Alex criticizes Steven for sleeping with Rachel while the girls’ mother was still alive and sick in bed. Anna describes to Alex how scenes from her dreams have started happening while she is awake. The sisters become convinced that the hallucinations are messages from their mother, telling them that she was murdered by Rachel so Rachel could be with their father.
Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Writers: Craig Rosenberg (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay), Carlo Bernard (screenplay), Jee-woon Kim (motion picture “Changhwa, Hongryon”)
Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Massar, Kevin McNulty
|Kevin McNulty||…||Sheriff Emery|
|Dean Paul Gibson||…||Dr. Silberling|
|Don S. Davis||…||Mr. Henson|
|Daniel Bristol||…||Samuel (as Danny Bristol)|
|Alf Humphreys||…||Priest (as Alfred E. Humphreys)|
|C.A. Fraser Bain||…||Orderly|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia