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Uninvited must surely rank as one of the baddest movies ever made. And in the same time it's also one of the most entertaining Horror/ Or-whatever-you-wanna-call-it-movie. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. it simply has everything. A small orange cat which has a monster inside, very bad special effects (Small toy boats, handpuppets, badly coloured blood to name a few. And then there's of course the bad acting, very ridiculous storyline and so forth. Still it's entertainment value is just over the edge. So all in all this movie mixed with a bad hangover, some beers and good friends, it's an unforgettable experience. 5 out of 6 stars..
This film virtually evades falling into any type of horror genre you could
think of: it's part sci-fi, part slasher, part comedy!!!
A fluffy house cat escapes from some random laboratory and is adopted by two bimbos who've been invited to cruise down to the Bahamas with mobster Alex Cord and take the cat with them for good luck. Said kitty has some kind of rat-bat thing living inside it that emerges when kitty gets pi***ed off and then shreds anyone who comes too close - including henchmen George Kennedy and Clu Gulager!
It's pretty funny stuff with a typical sequel-friendly ending (that was thankfully never taken up) and some really cheesy moments. Only for the voyeurs of crap cinema. I kinda liked it.
All I can say is yes this film is very cheaply made,however,what do you expect when you rent a film about a killer cat with a rabid mutant in its mouth? Its made for kicks,though the only good acting was from the cat,and the rest of the cast was laughably bored.Though I admit I like this film,for the simple fact I love cats.(even though they are all horrible movies,I mean killer cats? Cujo worked and was convincing,but killer cats? Give me a break).It was a nice try and an original idea,though cheap effects and bad acting ruin the film.To bad they never made a sequel! I would have rented it!
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Five college spring breakers (3 guys, 2 girls) end up in the lap of luxury as they get onto the boat of Wall Street sleaze ball Walter Graham (Alex Cord), who is heading to the Cayman Islands to illegally take out all of his money before the SEC busts him. Also along for the journey are Mike (George Kennedy) and Albert (Clu Gulager), Graham's muscle, and Rachel (Toni Hudson), the ship's owner being blackmailed by Graham. Oh, and there is also a genetically enhanced cat that spits out another mutated cat from its mouth (!) that one of the girls brought on board. I think this is the first "genetically enhanced monster escapes the lab" film I've seen where the entire chaos results from a lab assistant not closing a door. Yup, no fancy breakouts here, just a guy forgetting to close the door in the examination room and workers not quick enough to catch a cat. Director-writer Greydon Clark (who plays one of the dumb lab men) is going strictly by the numbers here, but this is fun for the most part. The biggest assets are the three veteran performers in their roles. Gulager sports some weird teeth and Kennedy is hilariously angry all the time ("I hate stupid young punks like you!"). Best of the bunch is Cord as the sleazy millionaire with a voice that would make country club managers shiver. Austin Stoker also shows up in one scene at the end.
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This is an impressively bad film about a mutant cat involved in
research experiments that has escaped from its lab. Found and adored by
Suzanne, it is taken on board a yacht along with a few other typically
horny teenagers and the yachts owner who is a sleazy gangster. In fact
the whole premise of how this mismatched bunch ends up on the yacht
together is outside of the realms of comprehension, nevertheless this
serves as the backdrop to the murderous happenings once on-board.
The scenes were the cat's mutant crawls out of its mouth are laughable as it cuts to close-ups of a cute-looking stuffed toy. The victims die a comic and often loud death, the actors clearly hoping that the louder they squeal, the more you'll ignore the awful acting. The scenes with the 'normal' cat walking round are very adorable and the director fails to make the audience feel any tension when it is in the room. After all, it's only a cat. This, coupled with the awful narrative and continuity errors make the film a true flop. The cat actually starts off being rather moral with its dishing out of revenge against a mugger and attacker and then for no reason whatsoever, abandons its moral compass to start killing indiscriminately. Watch this for laughs, not story-telling ingenuity.
A group of scientists accidentally let a cute cuddly cat escape from
their lab. What's so scary about a cute feline that one could possibly
see on LOLcats?? Well this cat has a smaller badder mutant cat living
inside it's mouth that comes out to kill people. (and sometimes grows
to be the size of a biggish dog) Now don't you feel silly for asking.
Anyways, after the dastardly pussy escapes we catch up with two gals
dressed in the most atrocious '80's garb being invited to a mafioso's
yacht party along with three other jackasses as well as cat whom shows
up unexpectedly trapped in a box. Then the fun starts...
Well maybe 'fun' isn't the right word, the idea is somewhat original, but a Chinese film by the name of "Xiong mao" or translated as Evil Cat came out a year before this and is light years better then this one in every way, shape and form. This film has nothing going for it at all other then genre great George Kennedy in a supporting role (he's still under used). I suggest looking up the film "Evil Cat" and leaving this one in the litter box.
My Grade: D
DVD Extras: Only Trailers for "Tokyo!", "One Eyed Monster", "Just Buried" (this DVD pairs this film with "Night Shadows" here under its alternate title of "Mutant")
As far as unhinged, over-the-top, implausible and utterly farcical 80's horror movie plot formulas go, "Uninvited" most definitely takes the cake! The idea of a mutating cat barfing up a killer creature resembling a hybrid between a bat and a bowl of rotting placenta is already quite crackpot, but even more inconceivable is how literally everything in this film happens so impulsively and indifferent, like they are the most common events to occur in life! A cute and fluffy ginger pussycat with a monstrous mutant inside of its body escapes from a science lab (why would anyone do such an experiment in the first place?) and aimlessly wanders around a touristy beach community. Nearby a trio of ageing frauds prepare a clean getaway on their yacht, still one of them insists on picking up two young and empty-headed girls in bikini first. Supposedly to keep a low profile. Yeah right! The girls then invite three random guys they *just* met on the pier and even bring the deadly putty-cat aboard. We're supposed to believe all this because life is really that easy? Anyhow, subsequently nothing happens for quite a while until - thank God - the cat pukes out its monstrous insides and the characters die in order of annoyance. The rating and reviews don't lie: "Uninvited" truly is a horrible and hilarious (for all the wrong reasons) B-movie. The narrative structure is wildly uneven. Sometimes nothing happens for twenty minutes straight and then suddenly three or four people die in less than two minutes. The make-up effects are far beyond cheesy and inept, with 'scary' hand-puppets that wouldn't even upset a two-year-old child and supposedly virulent cat attacks that are actually rather tame. The dialogs and performances are so tacky you'll feel the desire to rip off your own ears and feed 'em to the cat. If you think you've endured everything then, just wait until you witness the finale, which is without exaggerating the most moronic ending I've ever seen in my life. "Uninvited" stars veteran horror actor George Kennedy ("Death Ship", "Virus", "The Terror Within") but exactly like the character he depicts he wonders what the hell he's doing in yet another lousy horror movie and once again surrounded by an ensemble cast of untalented nobodies. Poor, poor George There definitely is some fun to be had with "Uninvited", but only if you leave your brains at the door and replace the inside of your skull with gallons and gallons of beer.
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A deadly mutant cat escapes from a Florida research lab. The ferocious feline finds its way onto a luxurious yacht and proceeds to terrorize the motley assortment of passengers aboard said yacht. Boy, does this gloriously ludicrous honey possess all the right wrong stuff to qualify as a real four-star stinkeroonie: The ham-fisted (mis)direction by always dependable schlocko specialist Greydon Clark (who not only also wrote the supremely asinine script, but also makes a cameo appearance as an ill-fated doctor at the start of the flick), the laughable premise, the uproariously shoddy (far from) special effects (the cat is a pathetically obvious puppet that resembles a huge wet rat!), the cheesy gore, the tacky redundant synthesizer score, and the jaw-dropping "it ain't over yet!" sequel set-up non-ending all provide a wealth of unintentional belly laughs. The welcome presence of three down on their luck faded name thespians slumming for a quick paycheck further enhances the overall campy merriment: Alex Cord as smooth sleazeball high roller Walter Graham, George Kennedy as the grouchy Mike Harvey, and, in a positively sidesplitting turn, Clu Gulager as the pitiful Albert, who's a hopelessly wimpy and browbeaten psycho nerd complete with buck teeth and coke bottle glasses. As a tasty extra plus, sexy babes Shari Shattuck and Clare Carey both look smoking hot in revealing bikinis. "Assault on Precinct 13" star Austin Stoker pops up in a small part as a Caribbean officer. Only Nicholas von Sternberg's slick and fluid cinematography manages to effectively surmount the pervasive cruddiness. An absolute crummy hoot and a half!
Scientists inject a cat with a mutant virus but don't hold it very well
as the cat escapes the state of the art facility (it does look funny
with several men in hazmat suits chasing a tabby cat). The cat now has
a little mutated cat inside of it that pops out and chows down when its
angry so you don't want to p... this pussy off.
George Kennedy is in this but there are a few scenes where he appears to want to be somewhere else. The effects are laughable as so are most of the props used. When they are showing the mutated cat going back into mama cat, I thought the theme for Toonces The Driving Cat was going to play. I still found it funny and entertaining.
If you are feline like a cheesy campy flick this is it. I'm still in a catatonic state.
A scientific corporation of ill repute loses control of its test
subject-- a poisonous, mutant cat
This was one bizarre movie, I did liked how the moved paced, there were some calm scenes and the cool Bloody scenes in this movie.
There were so very bad scenes in this movie, I loved it cause some of scene were so bad that they were funny.
There were some decent gory scenes in this movie for the PG 13 in 80's and Did like the idea of plot, some scenes were
done right at time.
Really odd B-movie 4/5 out of 10
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