Synopsis: A family of four, husband, wife, son and daughter move into a house in a nice, seemingly quiet suburban neighborhood only to later discover the dark and mysterious history of their new abode. The previous owners were also a family of four with a little daughter the same age as their own. Both parents died in a tragic house fire which according to the little girl was started by a group of malicious fairies she had befriended. Was the little girl insane? If she wasn’t was there the possibility that the fairies would contact the new girl and attempt to destroy her family as well?
Critique: Released in ‘03 the low budget production `Inhabited’ successfully avoids the expected poor acting, flat storyline and cliché dialogue that other features within the same genre tend to be known for:
1- The cast delivers surprisingly strong, believable performances, especially the little girl.
2- The film does a superior job of establishing a mood and feel that draw the audience into the story.
3- The presence of the diminutive, malicious "little people" is well done
and somewhat unnerving. You never know when they might come jumping out at you.
Certainly not a classic but I think most viewers will find this film more than enjoyable enough to stay with it until the end.
My Rating: -3 ½ Stars-.
About Inhabited (2003)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patty McCormack, James Otis, Peter Looney, Robert Joseph, Eric Lutes, Rosalind Chao, Megan Gallagher, Sofia Vassilieva, Greg Cipes, Lori Mellman, Mario Muñoz, Eugene Pigeon, Donna Russo, Michelle Shore, Lara Coulter, Michael Munoz, Selwyn Emerson Miller, Joe Childs, Patrick Thomas O'Brien, Steve Carter, Joseph S. Griffo
Director: Kelly Sandefur