The Unwanted

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"There's a new girl in town"
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 3.9  (626)

The Unwanted is a chilling horror film that explores the horrors of the past and the haunting effects that they can have on the present. Directed by Bret Wood, the movie stars Hannah Fierman as Carmilla, a mysterious woman who arrives in a small town and becomes entangled in the lives of a group of strangers. The film begins with an unsettling flashback to the past, where we see a group of people executing a young woman accused of witchcraft. The scene sets the tone for the film, which is equal parts supernatural horror and psychological thriller. We then fast forward to the present day, where we meet two sisters, Michelle (Christen Orr) and Linda (Simone Griffeth), who have inherited a dilapidated estate from their recently deceased grandmother.

Michelle, the younger of the two, is eager to revamp the property and turn it into a bed and breakfast, while Linda is more reserved and hesitant about the venture. When Carmilla shows up at their doorstep looking for a room to rent, Michelle is intrigued by her mysterious demeanor and agrees to let her stay. Linda, on the other hand, is immediately suspicious of Carmilla and warns her sister to be careful.

As the days pass, strange occurrences start happening around the estate. Michelle experiences vivid and disturbing nightmares, Linda begins to see ghostly apparitions, and Carmilla begins to reveal her true identity. It becomes clear that there is something dark and dangerous lurking within the walls of the estate, and the sisters must uncover the truth before it's too late.

The acting in the film is top-notch, with Hannah Fierman delivering a standout performance as the enigmatic and alluring Carmilla. She imbues the character with a seductive quality that is both alluring and terrifying, making her an unforgettable presence onscreen. Christen Orr is also excellent as Michelle, perfectly capturing the character's curiosity and naivete as she becomes increasingly entangled in the dark forces at play.

The film's visuals are impressive as well, with the dilapidated estate serving as a haunting backdrop for the story. The use of lighting and sound design is particularly effective in creating a sense of unease and suspense, with the score by Chris Minz providing an eerie and haunting atmosphere throughout.

While the film does delve into some familiar horror tropes, such as the haunted house and supernatural entities, it manages to subvert expectations and deliver some genuinely nail-biting moments. The pacing is deliberate, ramping up the tension slowly but steadily as the story unfolds. The film's climax is particularly satisfying, delivering a satisfying and unpredictable conclusion that is sure to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

Overall, The Unwanted is a well-crafted horror film that delivers scares, suspense, and a compelling narrative. It is a must-watch for horror fans who appreciate a good ghost story and are looking for something that is both haunting and thought-provoking.

The Unwanted is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.9  (626)