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The Unbidden (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 22 April 2016 (USA)
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The Unbidden is a thriller about four women confronted by a mysterious young man who knows a dark secret from their past.

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Quentin Lee

Writer:

Narhee Ahn
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Tamlyn Tomita ... Lauren Lee
Julia Nickson ... Kat
Amy Hill ... Rachel
Elizabeth Sung ... Anna
Hayden Szeto ... Derek
Jason Yee ... Jake
Michelle Krusiec ... Young Lauren
Akemi Look ... Young Kat
Kimberly-Rose Wolter ... Young Rachel
Karin Anna Cheung ... Young Anna
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The Unbidden is a thriller about four women confronted by a mysterious young man who knows a dark secret from their past.

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The potential was there, but it was a mere mediocre movie...
19 April 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

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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22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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