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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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Riley Keough ... Grace
Jaeden Martell ... Aidan (as Jaeden Lieberher)
Lia McHugh ... Mia Hall
Richard Armitage ... Richard
Alicia Silverstone ... Laura
Danny Keough ... Aaron Marshall
Lola Reid ... Young Grace
Philippe Ménard Philippe Ménard ... Boy
Jarred Atkin Jarred Atkin ... Priest at Funeral

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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 movies watched in the film are, The Thing (1982) and Jack Frost (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Richard gives Grace the gun to teach her how to shoot, she begins shooting it at a tree with two hands. However, when it cuts away to the angle of her hands shooting towards the tree and back to her, she is holding the gun with one hand. It cuts away again to her hands and the tree and back to her holding the gun with two hands. See more »

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We're all stuck in this house ... I mean cinema.
15 February 2020 | by heyitskeaneSee all my reviews

The Lodge, directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, starring Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh, is ... alright. I wouldn't go as far to say it's the next best thing, but it has it's moments.

The film is directed beautifully by Franz and Fiala, and it's worth mentioning the on-point cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis. The performances are good all-around by the entire cast, but (as most have mentioned) Riley Keough once again steals the show.

I did greatly appreciate the creative, unconventional scares in the movie, unlike the predictable, cheap whip-pan jump scares in most horror movies these days. It was quite the relief that The Lodge was one of those better horror flicks. The movie was also amazing at building an extremely haunting atmosphere, which was possibly the best aspect of the film.

The plot itself was rather creative. I have to say, it was original, different and entirely believable. It was something that could very much occur and I have to give credit for that. There were also times where the film blurred the lines between reality and visions. At times, you just wouldn't know which was actually happening and not some prolonged dream.

My biggest flaw with the movie was that it built this great haunting and chilling atmosphere but it never fully capitalises on it. The film could have gone in a few different directions which could have given a full pay-off to all the suspense and thrills it built. However, it took a more subtle, slower direction which was honestly a let down.

Also, the first act could've been a bit quicker in terms of pace. There were some scenes that dragged a tiny bit. It doesn't ruin anything, it's just a bit slow.

But then, maybe all those flaws were entirely intentional by the filmmakers. Who knows?

Other than that, The Lodge had some quality moments. But it eventually, unfortunately, fell short of it's reach.


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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:

$2,681,784
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