Quentin Lee’s Asian Female Horror, The Unbidden, To Make World Premiere

The sound of blood splatter on the kitchen floor is enough to entice any horror fan.

Quentin Lee’s female-centered horror/thriller The Unbidden will make its world premiere on April 22nd, at the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, in Los Angeles, California. Additional time and location details below.

Lee (White Frog, The People I’ve Slept With) directs from a script by Narhee Ahn (Purity). Tamlyn Tomita (Teen Wolf, The Joy Luck Club), Julia Nickson (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Half-Life), Amy Hill (50 First Dates, UnREAL), and Elizabeth Sung (Memoirs of a Geisha, Lethal Weapon 4) star as the group of friends desperate to save one of their own from her dark secret. Michelle Krusiec, Akemi Look, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, and Karin Anna Cheung appear as the women’s younger selves, joined by Hayden Szeto and Jason Yee as the men at the heart of the deadly mystery.


The Unbidden Synopsis:

Mystery novelist Lauren Lee (Tomita) is haunted by the ghost of a tortured, bloodied man. She tries to forget the apparition’s terrifying warnings and her unstable mental state by hosting dinner with her best friends (Nickson, Sung, and Hill). Each of the women has her own idea and opinion to make Lauren feel better. In the midst of a seance that Rachel believes will exorcise Lauren’s demons, a mysterious young man (Szeto) arrives brandishing a gun. He holds the women hostage in order to get to the truth of the whereabouts of his missing father (Yee).

Lee commented:

If you’re a fan of the horror, psychological thriller, family melodrama, or Asian American film genres, you’re in for a treat, not a trick. Our intention was to create a wildly original independent feature with an all Asian-American cast that aims to not only entertain with shocks and thrills, but bring on the debate about difficult emotional issues. This is a female-driven film that deals with domestic violence and the morality of retribution.

The Unbidden World Premiere:

Friday, April 22 at 8:30 pm
Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Director Quentin Lee & Cast in Attendance

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