A family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel and Edwards to their home, in punishment for their ancestors' sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house.
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.
Sean is the only character whose full identity is told in the movie in the movie: "Sean Nally's my name." Other characters are either called by their first names or their surnames. Due to this, as Maura and Kay are Sean's mother and Sean's sister respectively, the viewer can assume both women's surname is also Nally. See more »
The road to the village shows fresh wear from tire treads, yet no vehicles are ever shown in the film. See more »
Stunning ghost story
Probably not for fans of modern horror styles since there's no action or jump scares, just a classic Victorian style ghost story (though I would like to find one that isn't based around a young woman's sexual virtue).
It's visually stunning with great cinematography and good acting, though the story is a little predictable.
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