The Unbidden

2016

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

112
IMDb Rating 2.8 10 175

Synopsis


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Cast

Amy Hill as Rachel
Hayden Szeto as Derek
Michelle Krusiec as Young Lauren
720p.WEB
771.38 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
84 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 4 / 10 / 10

How do you feel about an exorcism?

Lauren (Tamlyn Tomita) is a writer who is annoyed by spirits who pull off her covers...big deal in Canada, not so big in Southern California. Her three best friends opt to have a seance on the night of the anniversary of a death, we presume her mother. As the night goes on, they get an unexpected guest, a son (Hayden Szeto) who wants to locate his biological mother. At this point we get an all too lengthy tale including Lauren's "daddy-bad" story which didn't add much to the film. The film has a great twist. The lines were, for the most part well written. It displayed a certain amount of humor and nonchalant attitude toward actual proof of a spirit, while Kat (Julia Nickson) remained skeptical and cynical..."The house is always settling" as things fly off the table. The script was better written than directed. It grew boring. Scenes should have been cut. The deliveries (except for Amy Hill) were bad. Asians make up half the planet and about 1 % of the successful comedians. They needed a more diverse cast, like an uppity black woman play Anna who didn't like ghosts. And was it just me, but did the young Kat looked about 6 inches taller than the older Kat? Narhee Ahn had the script for a horror classic. Quentin Lee dropped the ball. Guide: No swearing. No nudity. Brief clothed sex scene.

Reviewed by Woodyanders 5 / 10 / 10

Not a slow burner so much as a no-burner

Mystery writer Lauren Lee (a decent performance by Tamlyn Tomita) enlists the assistance of three close friends to perform a seance in order to get rid of an evil spirit that's been haunting her. However, said seance doesn't work and the spirit continues to torment Lauren. Sound interesting and exciting? Well, it just ain't. Director Quentin Lee not only relates the familiar and predictable story at a painfully plodding pace, but also crucially fails to generate any essential tension or spooky atmosphere. Moreover, Narhee Ahn's talky script gets bogged down in a numbing surplus of sappy soap opera sentiment and excruciatingly tedious exposition. Worse yet, the ghost is downright lame: He's just some dude who's either hiding under a bedroom sheet or making gurgling noises off camera. The game cast tries hard with the insipid material: Julia Nickson as the haughty and glamorous Kat, Amy Hill as sweet medium Rachel, Elizabeth Sung as the concerned Anna, and Hayden Szeto as Lauren's long lost son Derek. A real fizzler.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 5 / 10 / 10

The potential was there, but it was a mere mediocre movie...

The 2016 movie "The Unbidden" is listed as a horror, thriller and mystery movie here on IMDb, and that is why I ended up sitting down to watch it. I hadn't heard about it prior to stumbling upon it and taking a look at the movie's cover - which was quite interesting - and the movie being labeled as horror, of course I had to watch it. Right, well the movie was pretty weak in terms of being a horror movie, a mystery movie well that was more passable, but a thriller not so much. So on that account, I must admit that writer Narhee Ahn and director Quentin Lee failed to impress me with this movie. While I did make it through the entire movie, I can't say that this was an overwhelmingly impressive movie experience. I must say, however, that the movie does have some nice enough twists to the plot along the way. But just a shame that it was so hard to take the movie's storyline serious. I will say that the acting performances in the movie were good, and I was especially impressed with Tamlyn Tomita's performance, as she really carried the movie phenomenally. The movie also does have some nice performances from Julia Nickson, Amy Hill and Elizabeth Sung - all whom were nicely cast for the roles. I think that "The Unbidden" might have been set up to be a bit more than it turned out to be at the hands of director Quentin Lee. For me, the movie was pseudo-entertaining, albeit very generic and mediocre. As such, I am rating "The Unbidden" five out of ten stars. I sat through the entire movie, but this is hardly a movie that I will be returning to a second time. If you sit down to watch "The Unbidden" with the intention of being in for a horror movie, you will be sorely disappointed - much like I was - especially given the movie's very interesting cover.

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