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The Little Stranger (2018)

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Critic Consensus: The Little Stranger's reliance on atmosphere may satisfy audiences in the mood for sophisticated horror fare -- while frustrating those seeking more visceral thrills.

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THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own

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Occasionally spooky, but more often snoozy.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A hypnotic and haunting tale of how the past can grab hold of the flesh-and-blood present and squeeze. Don't let this mesmerizing mystery slip between the cracks of studio neglect and marketing indifference. It's spellbinding.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Everything here is precise: Abrahamson's direction, the understated performances, the intrusive sounds that stop just shy of jarring. The result is more sad and spooky than suspenseful or scary, an effect that seems entirely, and pleasingly, intentional.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At times, each of the main characters has us wondering what's going on beneath the surface. Who, if anyone, is to be trusted?

August 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[An] elegant, cold-to-the-touch blend of drama and gothic horror.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Abrahamson seems fascinated with the idea of gothic storytelling, but he hasn't quite got the knack of it.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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