It’s been a while since we heard anything about Charles and Thomas Guard’s “The Uninvited”, their American remake of the South Korean horror film “A Tale of Two Sisters”. (Here’s a bit of trivia: “The Uninvited” was also the title of another South Korean horror movie from 2003 starring Ji-hyun Jun, which came a year before “A Tale of Two Sisters”. Stick that in your bun and smoke it.) The latest from the movie, which is now set for a January 2009 release date (should we be worried about all the delays for this one? probably), is the film’s first movie poster. It looks very nice, very creepy, and very generic. But generic says nowadays, so why tool around with what works. Am I right or am I right?
Based on a 2003 Korean horror film ‘Janghwa Hongryeon’ which is based on a classic Korean folk tale infused with ’70s British horror. The DreamWorks version centers on modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to find their recovery unraveling because of a cruel stepmother, clueless or seemingly ignorant father and a lingering, scary ghost. With their mental states deteriorating can they stay alive in a haunted house where the only thing they have is each other?
Starring Arielle Kebbell and Emily Browning, and directed by Charles and Thomas Guard.