Twins Hide a Terrible Secret in the Gloriously Goth Trailer for The Lodgers

Image courtesy of the Irish Film Board, Epic Pictures, and Tailored Films
Image courtesy of the Irish Film Board, Epic Pictures, and Tailored Films
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The atmospheric trailer for Irish horror film The Lodgers recalls films like The Others and Crimson Peak, with siblings living alone in a dusty mansion that is most definitely haunted, both by the secrets of the past and supernatural forces. Whether or not the twins are good or evil—or who, exactly, the title refers to—are more unclear.


Here’s the official synopsis:

A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland. But they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.


And the spooky trailer:

“There’s no name for what we are,” says Edward, who seems like the more unhinged of the two, so we can probably rule out “ghosts who don’t know they’re dead.” Probably. The Lodgers, directed by Brian O’Malley, has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off on September 7. Hopefully, it’ll be bringing its misty terrors to theaters soon after.

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Flowers in the Attic for the Frey family? Sounds fun.