The Lodge – UK, USA, 2019

‘You’re not welcome here.’

The Lodge is a 2019 British-American horror feature film directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (The Field Guide to Evil‘Die Trud’; Goodnight Mommy) from a screenplay co-written with Sergio Casci. The FilmNation Entertainment-Hammer Films production stars Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone and Jaeden Lieberher.

Update:

Film distributor NEON acquired The Lodge after the Sundance festival in January and has now announced that the chilling movie will be released on November 15, 2019. A brief new teaser trailer confirming the release is  below.

Plot:

A soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood…

Reviews:

The Lodge starts subtle, with vexing sound design and a few eerie shots (hanging turkeys, black balloons, a screaming face frozen on the TV), but on a dime, it spirals into outright insanity, taking turn after shocking turn, leaving the audience out of breath and praying for a reprieve.” Meredith Borders, Bloody Disgusting

“Watching The Lodge, it’s easy to relate to that feeling of entrapment. That’s a credit to the movie’s claustrophobic tendencies at its high points, but as it continues along an aimless trajectory, “The Lodge” proves that even horrible events can be a deadly bore.” Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz build a tense atmosphere that’s filled with trepidation and dread, making tremendous use of the claustrophobic setting (and the creepiest dollhouses you’ve ever seen) to mirror not only the woman’s slide into madness but also that of the kids. The performances are effective…” Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots

Release:

The Lodge premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 25 January 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Richard Armitage … Richard
  • Riley Keough … Grace
  • Alicia Silverstone … Laura
  • Jaeden Lieberher … Aidan
  • Lia McHugh … Mia
  • Daniel Keough
  • Katelyn Wells … Wendy
  • Lola Reid … Young Grace

Technical details:

100 minutes | 1.85:1

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