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Release Date: January 30th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 28th, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
After spending time in a psychiatric facility, young Anna (Emily Browning) finds significant changes in store at home. Her widowed father (David Strathairn) is now engaged to her mother's former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). One night, the ghost of Anna's mother appears, screaming for revenge and accusing Rachel of murder. Anna and her sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), start to investigate, but they may be unprepared for the lethal battle of wills that ensues.

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Jesse Moss, Kevin McNulty, Matthew Bristol, Danny Bristol

Director: Thomas Guard, Charles Guard

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Vertigo, Parkes/MacDonald, Montecito Picture Company

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense. show more

  • With visual nods to Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and a fairly faithful adherence to the tenor and tone of the Korean scare genre, The Uninvited doesn't startle and shock so much as it lulls you into a series of unsettling, hallucinogenic set pieces. show more

  • The plot borrows as freely from Hitchcock and Henry James as from the Bard of Avon, and doesn't make scrupulous sense, though I'd have to see the film again, which I won't do, to make sure it doesn't cheat. show more

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