Take a look at the first trailer released for upcoming horror film The Lodge, a film that’s received a nice bit of buzz from its Sundance debut in January.
The plot follows the bumpy dynamic between two siblings and the woman their newly separated father intends to married. The kids are devoted to their mother and resent this new woman, who has made a plan to bond with them during a remote holiday vacation. Any chance of a smooth outcome goes up in flames when frightening events – connected to Grace’s childhood – begins to rock them in their snowed-in dwelling.
This one’s been compared to Ari Aster’s 2018 horror film Hereditary (our review of that one is HERE), which enjoyed hype with its highly unsettling, very moody horror. The trailer for The Lodge hints at a similar tone, as well as more cult happenings, and shows off what could be a strong performance by Riley Keough (American Honey, It Comes at Night).
This marks the sophomore effort and first English-language film from Austrian filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, who previously made the gem that was 2014’s Goodnight Mommy (and our review of that one is HERE).
The Lodge, also starring It‘s Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone and Richard Armitage, hits US cinemas later this year.
FilmNation’s official 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.