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The Little Stranger (2018)

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After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Sarah Waters (based on: "The Little Stranger" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Dr. Faraday
Will Poulter ... Roderick Ayres
Ruth Wilson ... Caroline Ayres
Liv Hill ... Betty
Charlotte Rampling ... Mrs. Ayres
Oliver Zetterström ... Young Faraday (as Oliver Zetterstrom)
Kathryn O'Reilly ... Elizabeth Faraday
Eddie Toll Eddie Toll ... Faraday's Father
Camilla Arfwedson ... Young Mrs Ayres
Tipper Seifert-Cleveland ... Susan Ayres
Peter Ormond ... Colonel Ayres
Bailey Rogers Bailey Rogers ... Young Boy at Fete
Richard Campbell ... Photographer
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Dr. Granger
Anna Madeley ... Anne Granger
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Storyline

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Written by Focus Features

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From small acorns, dark mysteries grow. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing bloody images | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

UK | Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$401,563, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$713,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,824,902
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the novel of same name by Sarah Waters. See more »

Goofs

It's meant to be Christmas and yet when Faraday and Caroline take a walk in the grounds to see the site for the new houses the trees in the background are in full leaf. See more »

Quotes

Faraday: I did for a time consider leaving but... a man can not outrun himself.
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Connections

Referenced in The Film Review: Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Eyes
Written by Adolfo Utrera & Nilo Menendez (as Nilo Menédez)
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Performed by Dai Pritchard, John Sutton, John G. Smith, Malcolm Baxter, Oliver Wilby & Rory McFarlane
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This is NOT a horror film.
3 September 2018 | by broncosdudexSee all my reviews

I was not planning on writing a review, but upon seeing the top review states this is a horror film, I had to. This is not a horror film, in any way, shape or form, and people thinking this will be extremely disappointed(same thing that happened with the witch). That being said, this is one of the most bizarre movies I have seen in a while. Two days later and I am still confused about the ending, and my girlfriend and I both interpreted it completely different as well. I'm fine with a confusing ending, if the the rest of the film is up to snuff, but overall I just felt something was missing. The acting was top notch, Ruth Wilson killed it like always, and everyone one was note worthy. The atmosphere that was created was simply outstanding. This house felt alive to me. Even after all these positives, both of us still felt empty(just like the theater)after the movie ended.


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