The Lodgers, a gothic ghost story directed by award-winning filmmaker Brian O’Malley is now available to stream on Netflix.
The film is set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence in 1920s rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Every midnight, the mansion is haunted by the sinister presence of The Lodgers, who enforce three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight, they may not permit an outsider past the threshold, and they must always stay together. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother and with the curse that haunts them.
The Lodgers stars Charlotte Vega (American Assassin), Bill Milner (Son of Rambow),Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day, Michael Inside), David Bradley (Harry Potter, The World’s End), and Deirdre O’Kane (Noble).
Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, it has been wowing audiences and critics alike. The film has been honoured with multiple awards this year, including the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival in Barcelona, as well as official Jury Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Actress (Charlotte Vega) at Fancine Festival de Cine Fantastico de la Universidad de Malaga in Malaga, Spain, and the IFTA for Best VFX for Tailored Films and Bowsie Workshop.
Produced by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde of Tailored Films, the film was made with the participation of Fís Éireann /Screen Ireland and international sales agents Epic Pictures.