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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The village below Blackwood House is called Shirleyville in homage to Shirley Jackson, author of the book upon which the film is based. 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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Rhapsody in G Minor, Op.79 No.2
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Alexandra Daddario
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I'd heard of Shirley Jackson, but not this novel
15 September 2019 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I knew about Shirley Jackson from the 1963 adaptation of her novel "The Haunting of Hill House" (as well as the infamous 1999 adaptation). I had never known about her "We Have Always Lived in the Castle", now adapted as this movie. The novel apparently is about the ostracism of anyone viewed as "the other". I guess that the movie is about that. It's certainly an oddball one. Slow-moving, more than anything.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle See more »

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Dublin, Ireland See more »

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