Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, and David Strathairn star in The Uninvited, a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by the Guard Brothers. It’s a remake of the South Korean horror film A Story of Two Sisters from 2003, which was one of several adaptations of the Korean folk tale Janghwa Hongryeon jeon. The film received a mixed response from critics.
The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, although it is set in Maine. The majority of the film was shot at a waterfront property on Bowen Island, British Columbia, a short boat trip west of mainland Vancouver.
Christopher Young composed the film’s original score, which he recorded with a 78-piece orchestra and a 20-person choir. The Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus and a glass harmonica are featured in his score.
Sara Niemietz is the soundtrack and film score vocalist, having previously worked with Christopher Young on The Exorcism of Emily Rose in the same role (2005). She is now an independent artist and a cast member of Postmodern Jukebox as an adult.
The picture earned $4,335,000 on its first day of release, placing it second in the box office. It earned $10,512,000 in its first weekend, placing third, and opened in 2,344 theatres, averaging $4,485 per theatre. The picture was in theatres for nine weeks in the United States, grossing a total of $28,596,818.
In the US, it did reasonably well for a horror film. The film was released in Australia on March 26, 2009, and it debuted in fifth place with a gross of A$483,714, an average of $3,998 at 121 locations. It dropped by 29% in the second week.