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The Lodge (2019)

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A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
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Complete credited cast:
Riley Keough ... Grace
Jaeden Martell ... Aiden Hall
Lia McHugh ... Mia Hall
Richard Armitage ... Richard Hall
Alicia Silverstone ... Laura Hall
Danny Keough ... Aaron Marshall (as Daniel Keough)
Lola Reid ... Young Grace
Philippe Ménard Philippe Ménard ... Boy
Jarred Atkin Jarred Atkin ... Priest at Funeral
Wally the Dog Wally the Dog ... Grady the Dog (as Wally)

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A soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiance's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood. Written by Callum Price

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You're not welcome here

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence, some bloody images, language and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The painting of Mary seen in the opening scene and throughout the movie is a reproduction of L'Annunciata (Virgin Annunciate) by Italian Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina (1430-1479). See more »

Goofs

When Richard arrives at The Lodge he parks the car right in front of The lodge. but when Aidan and Mia try to leave the car is far to the left of the house. although this might have happened because Aidan moved the car back when trying to leave and therefore got stuck in the snow. See more »

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Features Scream of Fear (1961) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Composed by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpoint)
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Horror "fans" are very fussy apparently
28 April 2020 | by ecvoidSee all my reviews

Movies that rely on obvious means of conveying fright are criticised for utilising "cheap scares". While those that build atmosphere and tension such as this title are called "boring and nonsensical". As a charitable fan of all things horror I can appreciate everything this genre encompasses if it's executed decently. Maybe not so much when it comes to slashers and torture features.

The Lodge is a slow burner that sets an unnerving mood pretty effectively. There is a trail of breadcrumbs that although was initially slightly puzzling had the effect to keep my interest peaked right until the twist. The movie weaves ideas such as grief, resentment and trauma into a very good guessing game. Yes, it's been done before but in my opinion this time around felt better. Maybe it was because of the acting, which I really enjoyed, perhaps the choice of setting even. Or maybe due to how the pieces of the puzzle weren't made to fall into place neither forcefully nor conveniently. My biggest surprise was that the twist reveal, which happened after roughly 2 thirds of the movie, wasn't the only payoff. Instead the movie added a karmic resolution on top, that although unsettling, made absolute sense. I honestly don't know what the angry reviewers watched but they might want to keep the insults towards the directors of this movie to a minimum if they can't be objective. As for parallels to other films, honestly besides minimal similarities to Goodnight Mommy (same directors after all) I couldn't see anything else. There is also the whole "entertain multiple possibilities until the reveal" type of storytelling that I previously mentioned. Another theme The Lodge explores is the dark side of religion that could have contributed to, in my opinion, the unfairly low rating of this movie.

For me The Lodge hit the spot with its creepy atmosphere, bleak overtones and the subdued but true to the situation way of acting. Sadly these very same aspects might have displeased some viewers.


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Release Date:

16 January 2020 (Italy) See more »

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Quebec, Canada

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Opening Weekend USA:

$76,251, 9 February 2020

Gross USA:

$1,666,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,679,438
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