Movie Review: The Uninvited
Prinz Lee wrote this review 5 years and 7 months ago
PL's Archinves: Written 1/24/09
Hmm… I think this film was more geared towards a suspense/thriller, rather than a horror flick. Overall entertaining and very enjoyable while trying to patch what was what and who was the “villain”, I think other than Elizabeth Banks (one of my loves), that was pretty much it. I will say a lot more creative, visually appealing, an okay sense of continuity and tad creepier than any other horror flick I’ve seen since the start of ’09. The setting was pretty simple and not that predictable until a certain twist, however, open to brain picking freaks and those who thrive on eye-candy. I’m not going to lie and say it was scary, but doable.
Differences begin when Anna (Emily Browning) returns home from a psych-ward and due to haunted feelings sets out on investigating the circumstances surrounding the suspicious & untimely death of her mother, while Anna recuperates from the unfortunate event, her father (David Strathairn) becomes romantically involved with Rachelle (Elizabeth Banks), her mom’s former nurse, and moves her into the house. Anna’s disturbed feeling about it quickly turns to: horror” when she’s visited by her mom’s ghost – shouting out for vengeance and communicating that Rachelle is behind her death. Her dad, refusing to heed warnings, leads to Anna and Alex (her sister – Arielle Kebbel); look into Rachelle’s questionable past. But Anna may be biting off more than she can chew when underestimating Rachelle’s will to right back.
Enticing? Maybe not… but trust me, it’s a lot better than most scare flicks out there today and there’s something HOT about Banks in this role.