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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.

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Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon, Sarah Waters (novel)
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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 »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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Gross USA:

$713,143, 13 September 2018
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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 »

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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: You're right about the houses. My mother would've liked one. She might be alive and living in one if she hadn't worked herself into an early grave to get me an education.
Caroline Ayres: I'm sure she was very proud of you. Your father too.
Faraday: All I learned was to be ashamed of them.
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Featured in Film 24: Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) See more »

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Written by Artie Shaw
Published by Memory Lane Music Ltd. (PRS)/Larry Spier Music LLC obo Lincoln Music Corp (ASCAP)
Performed by Dai Pritchard, John Sutton, John G. Smith, Malcolm Baxter, Oliver Wilby & Rory McFarlane
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Slow movie but stunning to look at
4 November 2018 | by BenslieSee all my reviews

One of the only things that was good about this film was the scenery. The scenery was stunning in practical all the scenes. The set desgins were also lovely. The sets looked like some out of the the 1940s. Domhnall Gleeson who plays Faraday also did his best in this film. He and Ruth Wilson were the only people in this film, in my opinion that were giving it their all. They don't have much emotion to give but they did stand out jobs. Now like I said before this movie is boring. Thank God the film had something nice to look at in the background because the dialogue in this is so bland and boring. Before watching this movie I read some articles on it and apparently this film was supposed to be three and a half hours long and I could tell. There were so many awkward and terrible transtions that made no snese, like there should of been a scene there but they cut it out. I can understand cutting it down but they could of made it so it was a different time length just so we can understand the story better. Also the story was so hard to follow. It was hard to follow because they have no backstory what so ever, like I said this is based off a book. And I couldn't figure out who and or what the main villain was, and I still don't know. I don't want to go on with how bad this movie was because I could. In the end this movie is really beautifully shot and the sets look gorgeous. So if you like well shot movies and or if you read the book then I recommend you see this movie but if not avoid this movie at all costs.


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