The Uninvited

Criterion

The Uninvited

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A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen, was groundbreaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.

FILM INFO

  • Lewis Allen
  • United States
  • 1944
  • 99 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #677

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • Two radio adaptations, from 1944 and 1949, both starring Ray Milland
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme and a 1997 interview with director Lewis Allen 
    New cover by Sam Weber