Movie Trailer: The Uninvited

I don’t know what’s funnier — that Elizabeth Banks, star of “The 40-Year Old Virgin” and Kevin Smith’s upcoming “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” is playing a creepy step-mom with murderous intentions, or that, for those who have seen the original, the trailer really does a great job of presenting its red herring. But perhaps I’ve said too much, so at the risk of ruining the film’s surprise twist for you (assuming, of course, that the remake uses the same ending as the original), I’ll say no more. In any case, here’s the trailer for “The Uninvited”, the new horror film from Dreamworks, a remake of the South Korean horror flick “A Tale of Two Sisters”.

Based on Kim Jee-Woon’s 2003 Korean horror film, “Changhwa Hongryon,” The Uninvited revolves around Anna (Emily Browning), who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father (David Strathairn) has become engaged to her mother’s former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). That night, Anna is visited by her mother’s ghost, who warns her of Rachel’s intentions. Together, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) try to convince their father that his current fiancee is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother.

Starring Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, Emily Browning, David Strathairn, and directed by Charles and Thomas Guard.

Leave the invitation alone January 30, 2009.