We’re really looking forward to the atmospheric-looking chiller The Lodge, set for release in February.
A new trailer has been released for the film, unveiling more footage with some of the critical praise it’s been receiving on the festival run. It looks oh-so moody, well performed, and kind of messed up, as some of those quick flashes below suggest. That being said, early reviewers point out that it’s a slow burn, so perhaps don’t put it on your must-see list of you’re after fast-paced scares.
The film follows a soon-to-be stepmom (Riley Keough) who is snowed in with her fiancé’s (Richard Armitage) two children (Lia McHugh and It‘s Jaeden Lieberher) at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
This marks the long-awaited second film from Austrian filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, who impressed with their unnerving 2014 horror-thriller Goodnight Mommy, which was a highly effective mood piece that got progressively harsher (that finale). Our review of that one is HERE.
The Lodge will be hitting US cinemas on February 7 and arrives in Australia on February 20.
Synopsis for The Lodge:
Devoted to their devastated mother, siblings Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman their newly separated father plans to marry. They flatly reject Grace’s attempts to bond, and they dig up dirt on her tragic past—but soon they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village after their dad heads back to the city for work. Just as relations begin to thaw, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth psychological demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood.