Feb 12, 2021
Compared with old Hammer horror films, there is more atmosphere, but the same or less character development. While not quite up to Hammer's LET ME IN or THE WOMAN IN BLACK, it has its moments.
Jan 30, 2021
The Lodge may be mostly set in the great outdoors it is, nonetheless, a claustrophobic thriller that plays on dark psychological trauma.
Dec 30, 2020
Perfectly paced, each film places viewers in purgatory along with the protagonists.
Dec 25, 2020
A deliberately ambiguous and paranoid work, provoking the audience not only to speculate on each character's motivation but what precise kind of a thriller the film is.
Oct 14, 2020
The most bone-chilling developments come not from the supernatural but from the human psyche, and the bleak ironies may stick with you long after watching.
Oct 12, 2020
I feel like [the storyline's] completely original and completely well-thought-out.
Aug 7, 2020
this new spin on old fairy tales tropes is loaded with great performances, fun jolts, and unexpected surprises
Jul 26, 2020
Chilling in its constant ambiguity, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's film thrives in keeping the viewer in a perennial state of suspicion over the characters' motives.
Jul 15, 2020
The Lodge is the latest high brow horror delight with a hard focus on characters who are very uncomfortable around each other. Add in a dash of religious cult repression and you got yourself a solid horror flick in the vein of The Shining and The Thing.
Jul 8, 2020
Its terror is a slow, methodical, building dread that seeps into your bones and lives within you, like a bad memory you can't forget.
Jul 6, 2020
The Lodge holds firm on its promise of a psychological horror, throwing the audience right into a mind-bending story that will have you as shaken as its characters.
Jun 24, 2020
It's a feel bad film that is still absolutely mesmerizing and you can't stop watching every minute of it until the shocking climax of the film.
Jun 18, 2020
An expertly constructed horror film, more interested in the elliptical manipulation of moods than straight shocks to the senses.
Jun 11, 2020
[A]n icy nightmare that deserves to be among the essential horror titles of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 10, 2020
It all adds up to a film that is more than the sum of the parts and a testament to the fact that sometimes you've just got to let film-makers make films, and not worry too much if they also managed to get it in writing.
May 26, 2020
The narrative doesn't end very well... but the conclusion is still dark, Machiavellian and above all, diabolical. [Full review in Spanish]
May 20, 2020
The Lodge's terror exists in the real world, it's happening right now- in the fanatically faithful, the cruelty of gaslighting, and the exploitation of peoples traumas.
May 15, 2020
I recognize The Lodge is an odd recommendation when a good chunk of the population is battling cabin fever. But you can approach it as a cautionary tale. A little personal space goes a long way.