The Uninvited-The House of mystery (1944)
Frank Partos, Dodie Smith
Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner
1 Hour and 39 Minutes (99 Minutes)
From the Most Popular Mystery Romance since "Rebecca"!
Go back in time with this film and specifically at a crucial moment for the American horror cinema. We say this as ' The Uninvited ' highly productive Lewis Allen was one of the first Hollywood films where the ghosts are presented as authentic supernatural event and not as a false narrative or trick to conceal another case as was done in most projects with ghosts as then.
The film based on the novel Uneasy Freehold of Dorothy Macardle and enlists well-established but up-and-coming movie stars of the era such as Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp and Gail Russell. With successful actors and options for each role and with a very interesting, hearty and unpredictable story as a prop, "The Uninvited" could not succeed as a film as was.
Can the case today sounds hackneyed, but the ' 40s was not. The horror home stoicheiwmenoy symbol utilized with great success for the standards of the era. Today can not scare film (with some exceptions) but makes prominent the sincere and pioneering effort to bring out the figure of the ghost as more strongly with poor effect that existed then. And for a strange reason the white playful ghost figure may not scare but retains the charm of being harmonised with the lively mood and dynamic narrative of the film.
Two great directors, Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro, have placed "The Uninvited" in tromaktikotera film watched.
«The Univnited» classified generally in horror movies but has many elements from the mystery, drama and romance while occasionally subtle comedic touches enhance the entertainment but without "relax" the serious developments unfold and increase interest and suspense. In general the movie rolls very easily and does belly almost anywhere. Even if it fails to freeze blood draws in the nets of mysteriously, creating the need to want to see where I end up this exciting story.
Particularly delectable is the Ray Milland in the role of pianist and the other participants pretend extremely and with typical comfort their roles. And we talked about music should make reference to the amazing, atmospheric theme music we hear within the film titled Stella by Starlight which would later been adapted by many great jazz artists, and not just and it will become a classic.
The UninvitedMovie Review Highlights
- The chilling voice that listening to the protagonists at night at home.
- Anxious scenes where the young Stella approaches dangerously near the lip of the cliff.
- The frightening scene with the séance.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Well-written script, very good performances, mystery scene with correctly placed horror moments, heightened suspense in some intense scenes, beautiful but haunting theme music.
Maybe it's not as scary as we expect.