A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I had a free rewards ticket for the movies about to expire, so I headed out to the theater. I was in the mood for something light, and there wasn't much playing I wanted to see. I decided to see The Uninvited...I do enjoy creepy films from time to time and they usually at least keep my attention.
The Uninvited is the story of Anna who has spent some in a mental hospital after the death of her mother. Upon returning home, she realizes that her father and stepmother are closer than ever. She also starts seeing ghosts. She turns to her sister to help her figure out what really happened the night her mother died.
This movie certainly kept my attention and there were even a few scenes where I jumped clear out my seat (but that could be because I was so tired and almost falling asleep so when the music suddenly got dramatic, I was startled awake!) but I wasn't thrilled with the necessary trend to have a twist! I don't need a twist at the end of every creepy movie! I just need an engaging story. And for goodness sakes, if you're going to have a twist, it needs to be believable throughout the entire movie.
So I was pretty bummed by the ending, which didn't seem to have enough story support throughout. I kept mulling over all the unanswered questions the ending left, much to my irritation.
It's possible I was just over thinking it, but I really think that the whole "let's have a twist!" thing is out of control. It's not that I don't enjoy one that's well done...I like them when they make everything else in the story make sense. I resent them when they make the rest of the story a mess.
What do you think? Did anyone else see this movie? Do you like creepy movies?