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 »
Closeups of Rachel's hands clearly shows she's had a recent manicure and that she also uses clear nail polish.
Neither would be likely for a financially struggling young woman in post-WW1 Ireland. See more »
Equal parts dull and slow
Gothic apparently equals dull in the minds of the filmmakers who created this yawner.
Blah blah blah Ireland.
Blah blah blah Ghosts
Blah blah blah Something happens.
Unfortunately for the viewer that something is 85 minutes after you stopped caring.
Could have been a lot better if it had been a lot faster paced and scarier.
It isn't and it wasn't.
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