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on April 15, 2011
While not quite worth $20.99 "The Uninvited" is an interesting little film which transcends 89 percent of the "horror" out there these days.

An obvious take off on "Rosemary's Baby", director Bob Badway is fairly unabashed in his attempt to reinvent the idea: a vulnerable young woman named Lee (Marguerite Moran) with a history of psychiatric distress coupled with a fear of everything (including space itself) marries her genuinely ominous shrink Nick, played very well by Colin Hay.

While patient/doctor relationships are never a good idea, this one goes *really* wrong. You kind of know the psychiatrist is a shady guy when he asks Lee to pawn her grandfather's rosary for a few bucks and consistently has other "patients" coming into their home.

You might compare this little indie quest for subtlety to a half decent remake of "Carnival of Souls". Ghouls and ghosties appear along with Old Scratch himself and there is a sort of magical realism about the whole thing--is this all happening in Lee's mind or is Nick really in league with Satan and using her to his own ends?

The chief problem with the movie is first off the derivative nature of the whole thing and second off Marguerite Moran. Her performance in this film is about as animated and energetic as a rock. She does very little but play the distressed female and not very well at that. Plus she looks a bit too put together to be a person who is afraid of space and time itself. Also, what exactly was intended by that ending?

This is worth a rental but not much more. An admirable attempt at reviving the Satanic renaissance of the 70's.
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