Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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Stacie Passon

Writers:

Mark Kruger (screenplay by), Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taissa Farmiga ... Merricat Blackwood
Alexandra Daddario ... Constance Blackwood
Crispin Glover ... Uncle Julian
Sebastian Stan ... Charles Blackwood
Paula Malcomson ... Helen Clarke
Peter Coonan ... Bobby Dunham
Ian Toner Ian Toner ... Jim Donnell
Joanne Crawford ... Stella
Anna Nugent ... Lucille Wright
Peter O'Meara ... Sam Clarke
Luan James Geary Luan James Geary ... Sean Harris (as Luan James-Geary)
Cormac Melia Cormac Melia ... Tim Harris
Liz O'Sullivan Liz O'Sullivan ... Mrs. Harris
Bosco Hogan ... Old Ned
Stephen Hogan ... John Blackwood
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Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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This was a passion project for screenwriter Mark Kruger, who initially began adapting the story into a screenplay in 2005. See more »

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[first lines]
Merricat Blackwood: [narrating] My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am 18 years old, and I live with my sister, Constance. She is the most precious person in the world. The Blackwoods have always lived in this house. We have never done anything to hurt anyone. We put things back where they belong. And we will never leave here. No matter what they say .. or what they do to us. Never.
Merricat Blackwood: But a change is coming. And nobody knows it .. but me.
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Nocturne, Op.9 No.2
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin)
Performed by Keith Patchel
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I have mixed feelings....
19 May 2019 | by wildsparrow16See all my reviews

This movie has no true genre. I was expecting gothic horror, but perhaps that was fault in having never read the book. It certainly was not scary (zero chills), nor was it suspenseful. But it does leave us pondering how equipped we are to handle human cruelty, both in enduring it, and in our capacity to forgive. Do we isolate ourselves or do we try to push forward? Or do we completely unravel and seek revenge or play out our hurt and rage until it has been avenged? These are questions this movie will leave you pondering, and of course much depends on our lot in life, our finances, our social support, our inner strength and many other factors.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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