The Uninvited by Dorothy MacardleBrother and sister Roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald flee their busy London lives for the beautiful but stormy Devon coastline. They are drawn to the suspiciously inexpensive Cliff End, feared amongst locals as a place of disturbance and ill omen. Gradually, the Fitzgeralds learn of the mysterious deaths of Mary Meredith and another strange young woman. Together, they must unravel the mystery of Cliff Ends uncanny past - and keep the troubled young Stella, who was raised in the house as a baby, from returning to the nursery where something waits to tuck her in at night... The second in Tramps Recovered Voices series, this strange, bone-chilling story was first published in 1942, and was adapted for the screen as one of Hollywoods most successful ghost stories, The Uninvited, in 1944.
The Uninvited (2009)
The film received mixed reviews. Anna Emily Browning has been in a psychiatric institution for ten months, following her suicide attempt after her terminally sick mother died in a boathouse fire. Upon her discharge, she has no memory of the event but frequently has related nightmares. While packing, Anna is startled by a disturbing, talkative patient from the room across the hall. Shortly after, she leaves with her father, Steven David Strathairn , a writer who has dedicated his latest book to Anna and her sister. At home, Anna reunites with her sister, Alex Arielle Kebbel , with whom she is very close. The sisters stand against Steven's girlfriend Rachel Elizabeth Banks , who had been their mother's live-in nurse.
Storyline: After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast.