1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. 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 is a Gothic Horror feature film produced by Tailored Films. It is directed by Brian O’Malley and starring Charlotte Vega, David Bradley, Moe Dunford, Eugene Simon, Bill Milner, Deirdre O’Kane, Roisin Murphy, Anthony Murphy, Sarah Bennett, Tara-Lee Doyle, Jack O’Malley, Elijah Egan and Emma Whelan.
The Lodgers has been chosen as part of the official selection for the Contemporary World Cinema category at the Toronto International Film Festival. This was the film’s world premiere. The Lodgers was screened during the opening weekend of the festival on September 8th and 9th. The director, writer, producer and three lead cast were in attendance.
The Lodgers (2018)
Directed by: Brian O’Malley
Starring: Charlotte Vega, David Bradley, Moe Dunford, Eugene Simon, Bill Milner, Deirdre O’Kane, Roisin Murphy, Anthony Murphy, Sarah Bennett, Tara-Lee Doyle, Jack O’Malley, Elijah Egan, Emma Whelan
Screenplay by: David Turpin
Production Design by: Joe Fallover
Cinematography by: Richard Kendrick
Film Editing by: Tony Kearns
Costume Design by: Sarajane Ffrench O’Carroll
Set Decoration by: David Jones, Therese O’Leary
Art Direction by: Robert Clarke, Michael Moynihan, Michael Moynihan
Music by: Kevin Murphy, Stephen Shannon, David Turpin
MPAA Rating: R for some violence, sexuality and nudity.
Distributed by: Epic Pictures Group
Release Date: February 23, 2018