(2014, 95 Min.) A modernized retelling of the gothic novella "Carmilla," by Sheridan Le Fanu, THE UNWANTED stars Christen Orr as Carmilla, who arrives in a small Southern town seeking info about the disappearance of her mother years earlier. Carmilla befriends Laura (Hannah Fierman, V/H/S), a shy waitress who lives in a secluded house with her overprotective father (William Katt, CARRIE, THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO). A romantic bond forms between the two women, and the father decides to take extreme measures to keep the women from uncovering the dreadful secret that lies buried in the past.
THE UNWANTED offers a continuation of the themes of repression and deviance that recur throughout Wood's previous films, which include PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS (2006), THE LITTLE DEATH (2010) and the documentary HELL'S HIGHWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY FILMS (2003).