The Lodgers (2018)
The Lodgers (2017) Rating: 5.2/10 (1,485 votes)
Director: Brian O'Malley
Writer: David Turpin
Stars: Charlotte Vega, David Bradley, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon
Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Released: 23 Feb 2018
Plot: 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 ...
The Lodgers (2017)
The Lodgers (2018): In Ireland, in the 20´s, the twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) live in a dilapidated manor in the estate that belongs to their family. They believe the place is haunted and follow three rules of survival: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not allow a stranger to cross the threshold; and they must stay together. When they are eighteen, their tutor and lawyer Bermingham (David Bradley) advises that they must sell the real estate since their trust fund is exhausted but Edward is reluctant to leave the property. When Rachel is flirted by the handicapped soldier Sean (Eugene Simon) that returned from the war to his family house at the nearby village, she feels a great attraction and breaks the rules imposed by The Lodgers with tragic consequences.
“The Lodgers” is a melancholic Irish ghost story with a wonderful cinematography. The non-commercial story has ambiguous interpretation until the conclusion when the truth about the place and the twins is disclosed. The plot is developed at a slow pace and has no gore, and maybe this is the reason to have negative reviews. However it is worthwhile watching by fans of ghost stories. My vote is six.
This is not my favourite genre, but the lodger is a decent non hollywood horror production ,with well acting maincast,wonderfull filmography, and choice of locations.the prop makers and vfx makers gave the film the sense of horror that was meant to be.. the score are horrifically well designed and used.
a few drawbacks though,especially the pace ,its slow .which means that when you reach the climax of the movie you have waited so long for, what bad things would happen,which made it loose effect on my rugged nerves.
a film about tragedy,curse,madness,poverty,war, social stigma,and loss of faith and hope.
a sequel with a brighter faith to the survivor would be perfect .well worth a watch