Thursday, November 3, 2011

Terrible Splatter From My Youth: The Uninvited

No, it isn't that The Uninvited.

Nope, it isn't that one either.

Actually, it's this one.

For some reason, I have a vague idea that my mom rented The Uninvited for me when it was on the New Releases shelf at Blockbuster video. During those magical days, I often rummaged through the horror section on my own while my mom killed the new stuff. I could be wrong though. In fact, I can't remember exactly when I first caught this one. It could have been as late as 1990 for all I know. Anyway, this paragraph is really boring.

What I remembered about this movie:

There is some disgusting inflating and deflating bladder effects with lots of blood squirting around in The Uninvited. I also remember getting a little nauseous when the creature kept popping of the cat's mouth like a demented hairball and more than a little freaked out that a scratch from its claws would make your veins explode. I also remember George Kennedly obesely running around the boat a lot.

What I didn't remember about this movie:

Alex Cord, of The Dead Are Alive and an amazing episode of Murder She Wrote, also stars in this one. He really hones his craft in this movie. And by 'hones', I mean 'gesticulates wildly' and by 'craft' I mean 'having an aneurism'. Strangely enough, it is the cat that gives the best performance in this film.


  1. This is one of those movies I always wanted to see as a demented youth but never got to...

  2. The cover for this movie has always plagued me. I love horror movies and I love cats and so I'm torn. I can't stand to see any violence towards cats and this cover gets me all anxious. It's infamous in that I've always avoided it. Glad to hear the cat gives a good performance. And also that your mom rented it for you.

  3. I didn't even know that this film existed... the craziest part is that LAST NIGHT my wife was saying something along the lines of "There should be a movie about demon cats, or zombie cats, or something like that..."

    Then I sent her this link and she lost her mind.

    So, thanks for that :)

  4. @Justin - You're never too old for dementia.

    @Jenn - I don't recall any grievous cat violence in this one. I think the cat was probably just annoyed to be working with such inferior talent. But you should probably steer clear of this one.

    @Kev D. - I take no responsibility for her madness. Oh and I added a link to your blog on my list of dang great links!