The Uninvited

January 30th 2009
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 87 min,
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Dean Paul Gibson, Maya Massar, John Prowse, Danny Bristol, Matthew Bristol, Kevin McNulty, Jesse Moss, Dean Paul Gibson, Don S. Davis, Lex Burnham, Heather Doerksen, Alfred E. Humphreys, Ryan Cowie
  • Director: Guard Brothers
  • Writers: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard
  • Producers: Roy Lee, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
  • Co Producers: Casey Grant, Riyoko Tanaka
  • Executive Producers: Doug Davison, Michael Grillo
  • Art Direction: Margot Ready
  • Castings: Heike Brandstatter, Coreen Mayrs, Debra Zane
  • Costume Design: Trish Keating
  • D.O.P.: Dan Landin
  • Editors: Jim Page, Christian Wagner
  • Music: Christopher Young
  • Production Design: Andrew Menzies
  • Set Decoration: Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre


In the suspense thriller "The Uninvited," based on the 2003 Korean motion picture "Changhwa, Hongryon" written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, Anna (Emily Browning) returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), has moved into their house and become engaged to her father, Steven (David Strathairn). Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions. Together, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel) must convince their father that his new 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Bowen Island, Canada; Vancouver, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking
  • Production Companies: Cold Spring Pictures, DWBC Productions, DreamWorks SKG, MacDonald/Parkes Productions, Montecito Picture Company, Vertigo Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: 23 July 2007 - 25 September 2007

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- 'The Uninvited' is a remake of a 2003 Korean Horror film Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) (literally "Rose Flower, Red Lotus") or "A Tale of Two Sisters," starring Su-jeong Lim and Geun-yeong Mun. It was directed by Ji-woon Kim and is the highest grossing Korean horror film to date.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 19 March 2009: Australia
  • 15 April 2009: Belgium, France
  • 17 April 2009: UK
  • 22 April 2009: Spain
  • 24 April 2009: Norway, Sweden
  • 20 May 2009: Egypt
  • 22 May 2009: Denmark
  • 28 May 2009: Argentina, Netherlands
  • 29 May 2009: Brazil, Mexico, Turkey
  • 11 June 2009: Germany