The Uninvited
The Uninvited (1944)

In this film, Ray Milland and his sister Ruth Hussey buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Before long, Milland and Hussey are visited by Gail Russell, whose late… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

For modern audiences, the movie is more elegantly creepy than truly scary, but it still charms.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This proves to be more than just a ghost story, as the twists turn it into a full-blown mystery that stirs up memories of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca.

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Jeremy Heilman

Decidedly more spooky than scary.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'Tthis is the only way I can paint you,' says Milland, at the piano. 'Some black keys, and some white.' The speaker might as well be cinematographer Charles Lang, whose painterly compositions -- some black keys, and some white -- make this a spooky gem.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a serious-minded, visually elegant chiller with real dramatic weight that was destined to stand apart

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[T]here's some genuinely spooky stuff here, the wailing sobs that wrack the seaside house on the gloomy cliff and all...

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Its thrills and chills are little frissons that tickle the imagination instead of grabbing by the throat.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

The Uninvited of the first films to treat the supernatural seriously, and to play ghosts and hauntings as something other than fodder for comedy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An impressive, though outdated, old-fashioned ghost story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
An large abandoned home on the stormy and mysterious English coast is the setting for this leisurely stroll into the supernatural as a curious team (brother and… More
Cassandra Maples
The Uninvited has been right at the top of my must see list for years now and any film with that amount of build up is liable to disappoint; but that is not the… More
Devon Bott
Part ghost story and part who-dunnit mystery, 1944's "The Uninvited" takes the mind into the musty basements and cobwebbed corners of the dark… More
Tim Salmons
A welcome surprise in my diet of mostly modern and mainstream movies. A simple ghost story that turns out to be one of the best. The film is beautifully shot… More
jay nixon
Wonderfully evocative atmosphere. Gail Russell has the perfect dreamy quality to fit the story.
Chris Browning
The first film to take ghosts or spirits seriously, rather than for comedy or a hoax, The Univited is an atmospheric firsthand look at what modern supernatural… More