The Uninvited
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The Uninvited is one of the rare Hollywood ghost stories that does not cop out with a "logical" ending. In fact, the film has more in common with British ghost tales of the period, in that the characters calmly accept spectral visitations as though they were everyday occurrences. Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister, Pamela (Ruth Hussey), buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Before long, Roderick and Pamela are visited by Stella Meredith (Gail Russell), whose late mother, it is said, is the house… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For modern audiences, the movie is more elegantly creepy than truly scary, but it still charms."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Decidedly more spooky than scary."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Brilliant! One of the greatest of all ghost stories."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"'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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"a serious-minded, visually elegant chiller with real dramatic weight that was destined to stand apart"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"[T]here's some genuinely spooky stuff here, the wailing sobs that wrack the seaside house on the gloomy cliff and all..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Its thrills and chills are little frissons that tickle the imagination instead of grabbing by the throat."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"The Uninvited was...one of the first films to treat the supernatural seriously, and to play ghosts and hauntings as something other than fodder for comedy."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"An impressive, though outdated, old-fashioned ghost story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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