Horror Movies For October #21

Today we set the way-back machine to 1944 for the Universal Production of Lewis Allen‘s “The Uninvited” with Ray Milland and Gail Russell. A brother and sister, played by Milland and Ruth Hussey buy the Windward House, a seaside house that becomes the obsession of a local (Russell) because one of the several ghosts haunting the house may be her mother. It is important because it was one of the first major films to portray  the haunting as a true supernatural occurrence. The great Charles Lang was nominated for an Oscar for the cinematography. It’s a classic gothic horror film at its finest.


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One Response to Horror Movies For October #21

  1. thelid53@comcast.net says:

    Peace Skip,

    Thank you.

    “The Invited” is a splendid representative of the elegant model of the horror film that Val Lewton’s productions exemplified.

    Its ensemble cast is superb, featuring another of my favorites: Ray Milland.

    As well: Ruth Hussey and Gail Russell.

    ‘Nuff said.

    It’s a superbly atmospheric mood piece, suggestive, introspective, evocative; relying on insinuation, inference, implication; light and sound and the ultimate SFX system: the one between the ears of each member of the film’s audience.

    Its B&W cinematography and music are nonpareil.

    It’s a spectacular choice, one I’d forgotten until your inclusion.



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