Daily Archives: April 14, 2020

Horror Films A to Z ~ The Lodgers

The Lodgers

Year: 2017
Runtime: 1h 32m
Director: Brian O’Malley
Writer: David Turpin
Stars: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon

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.

Initial: Of my “L” choices, I decided to go for the period piece.

Production Notes: (I got nothing. The production seemed untroubled, but the film didn’t get much in the way of distribution.)

What Did I Think: (possible spoilers ahead) This is a fine movie. It looks nice, the writing was okay. Some events in the movie really go nowhere and probably could have been trimmed; the film probably could have been a half hour shorter. Considering my aversion to water/drowning, it was surprised at how not-scary I found the Lodgers. The curse was interesting, but it didn’t seem like the ending should have solved it, but I guess, if you say so.