January 30, 2009
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Directors: Thomas Guard, Charles Guard
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drink
Screenwriters: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard
Starring: Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn
Official website: Uninvitedmovie.com
In the suspense thriller "The Uninvited," based on the 2003 Korean motion picture "Changhwa, Hongryon" written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, Anna (Emily Browning) returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), has moved into their house and become engaged to her father, Steven (David Strathairn). Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions. Together, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) must convince their father that his new fiancee is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother.