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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Did You Know?
The basic plot has many similarities to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1939), for example: three main characters, a sister and brother, and a young man; the remote dilapidated manor-like house, incestuous relationships (spanning generations), the brothers sick appearance, suggestions of an unnamed "curse", and the sibling's life being connected to the house. See more
When Rachel first leaves to go shopping, she has to reach through the bars of the gate to re-latch it, yet when she returns, she just pushes it open without unlatching it. See more