The Uninvited (2009)



Going into "The Uninvited" I was a little skeptical. I hadn't heard very much about it and the few reviews that I did find weren't very positive. But being the person I am, I had to give it a chance.

The movie revolves around two sisters who think that their father's new girlfriend killed their mother. The new girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) was their mother's nurse at the time of her death.

This is the setup to a movie that, I believe, Hitchcock would make. There are enough twists and turns in the plot that the master of suspense would really get a kick out of. The movie plays out like a good Hitchcock movie.

The sisters spend most of the movie looking into who their dad's girlfriend really is. They find some disturbing stuff, but no one will believe them. It doesn't help that Anna (Emily Browning) just got out of a mental institution. She went their after witnessing her mother's death and she is not quite clear on what she saw.

We are never quite clear on what happened either. We know that there has to has to be more to the story and when the final reveal comes it comes as a bit of a surprise. During the movie I thought I knew what was going to happen, and in one way I was right, but there are many layers to what is happening that I appreciated.

The movie does a really good job at setting a creepy atmosphere and sticking with it. The movie is rated PG-13 and I'll have to say that this is one of the darkest PG-13 movies I have ever seen. There are scenes in this movie that just creeped me out and there are some pretty good scares to.

"The Uninvited" is a remake of a Korean movie entitled "The Tale of Two Sisters". I have not seen the original, but if it accomplishes even half of what this movie does then it must be a good movie.