Monday, May 30, 2016

The Uninvited (1944) is still a classic.

It has been a long time since I first saw this, but I was so glad it holds up. Sure, it isn't really scary, but I'm very jaded, and obviously, horror audiences have changed a lot since the '40s. The characters though still work flawlessly and the story. Plus, there is a fantastic twist that I remembered was in there but I forgot the details. It's so well done. The frights seem extremely tame to what we're used to these days and they don't really try for jump scares but the atmosphere is exceptional. A real sense of foreboding. I love "old films" like these. I can't believe some kids think the '80s are ancient. If you're a real film lover, you appreciate and cherish every decade of films. Doesn't hurt the lead actress is gorgeous and charming or that all the characters are very likable. There is some good humor to endear you to them as well.