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The Lodgers (2017)

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1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The ... See full summary »

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Brian O'Malley

Writer:

David Turpin
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Credited cast:
Charlotte Vega ... Rachel
Bill Milner ... Edward
Eugene Simon ... Sean
David Bradley ... Bermingham
Deirdre O'Kane ... Maura
Moe Dunford ... Dessie
Roisin Murphy ... Kay
Brendan O'Rourke Brendan O'Rourke ... British Soldier
Emmet Kelly Emmet Kelly ... British Soldier
Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy ... Pat
Elijah Egan Elijah Egan ... Dessie's Cohorts
Matthew Sludds Matthew Sludds ... Dessie's Cohorts
Ronan Byrne Ronan Byrne ... Dessie's Cohorts
Jack O'Malley Jack O'Malley ... Young Edward
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Bennett Rachel Bennett ... Village extra
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1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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The film stars 2 Game Of Thrones actors Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister) and David Bradley (Walder Frey) both their characters died during the 6th season. See more »

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There are two crows in the movie, one that is shown at the beginning, that is clearly seen as young and another in a scene where the situation becomes tense, is changed by some older, but both staying in the cage. See more »

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Beautiful and Empty
17 October 2018 | by GarouxSee all my reviews

On the surface, The Lodgers is a gorgeous gothic tale reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe or classic Hammer Horror Production. Between the haunting estate or its eerily enchanting woods, you'll want to love the macabre romance of it all. The first half of the film will reel you along, making you wonder: "What potentially Lovecraftian terror dwells under the house? Who haunts this family? What the hell is going on?"

Unfortunately, as The Lodgers very tediously reveals BITS of information, you feel the spell lifting. Through the pseudo-intellectual rambling of its lead character ("Love! Love can be worse than hate!") and frustratingly vague expositions, you'll realize that the world above is so much more interesting than the mysterious lake and basement below.

In its final minutes, The Lodgers gives its viewers a passionless conclusion to a very underdeveloped mystery. This movie had SO much potential, and it's really tragic this genre of horror has had so little traffic in the past few decades. That said, it's still a beautiful looking tale worth the watch for fans of gothic horror and the Victorian aesthetic. Don't expect much in terms of storytelling, however.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,053, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$7,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$916,727
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2.35 : 1
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