Oct. 20, 2019

THE UNINVITED (1944) with BLOODY DATE NIGHT

THE UNINVITED (1944) with BLOODY DATE NIGHT

What's Halloween without a classic ghost story?

You'll never have to know, because for this episode I'm revisiting one of my all-time favorite haunted house films: THE UNINVITED directed by LEWIS ALLEN and starring RAY MILLAND and RUTH HUSSEY as a bickering brother-sister duo who, on a whim, purchase that old abandoned mansion on the edge of that spooky cliff without ever dreaming the place is very, very haunted. And whatever evil force haunts those halls seems hellbent on destroying their shy but beautiful young neighbor, played by GAIL RUSSELL.

With their hands tied by the Hayes Decency Code, the filmmakers had to "queer code" even more of the story than I realized the last time I covered this movie, so it turns out there are more secret lesbian characters in that house than there are ghosts!

JOSH KREBS and LIZ RICHARDS from BLOODY DATE NIGHT are here to class up the show and help me sort through THE UNINVITED's many mysteries, both on and off-screen, as well as it's heartbreaking real-life tragedy.

So get ready for some early gay Hollywood history, a lot of inappropriate giggling and one hell of a scary ghost story!

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