Reviews

Jun 24, 2020
The Lodgers is subtle in it's horror, and in it's beauty, a fantastic period piece that's well worth the watch.
Nov 6, 2019
A case of less not being more; the audience lulled into a state of indifference that O'Malley's suspended underwater climax cannot revive.
Oct 4, 2019
The audience will find here a couple of sequences with a very good atmosphere, a couple of quite imaginative sequences. [Full Review in Spanish]
Dec 7, 2018
The redolent threatens to become monotonous as characters shuffle around in circles and O'Malley takes his sweet time portentously spelling out motives and plot points.
Nov 29, 2018
Strong visuals alone can't save The Lodgers from being a dreadfully average and dull horror experience
Nov 12, 2018
Horror motifs pile up in this stylishly directed, supernatural tale. It's a cold burn of a film though, and I felt dispassionate about the fate of the isolated teenage twins.
Nov 2, 2018
A breathtakingly beautiful film, dripping in atmosphere and mood and a quiet, understated dread that permeates every frame of the story.
Aug 23, 2018
Backing up strong visuals are some very solid performances. There a lot of tough topics explored within the film.
Jun 8, 2018
Frankly, given how clichd and predictable the resolutions to every mystery thrown up by David Turpin's script for The Lodgers are, it's something of a miracle Brian O'Malley ever procured the budget to shoot it.
Jun 1, 2018
Brian O'Malley's The Lodgers may not be flat-out scary, but it gets points for its Gothic atmosphere and for its patient, careful approach to a pretty good story.
May 22, 2018
While the intent of the fearsome creatures is a little on-the-nose, the atmosphere created is creepy enough to get deep under your skin.
Apr 30, 2018
The film skilfully plays with its mysteries, adding one freak-out to the next.
Apr 9, 2018
Rachel is a terrifically haughty character, played with passion and range by Vega. In fact the performances are all strong.
Mar 21, 2018
Overall, while the film's narrative does let it down in some places, feeling a bit simplified, this is made up for by its stunning visual style, gothic-drenched atmosphere and strong acting by the two leads.
Mar 13, 2018
As is so often the case with horrors, The Lodgers comes unstuck a little late on, but it's a handsome film, full of good ideas.
Mar 13, 2018
There are unmistakable shadows of The Turn of the Screw in Brian O'Malley's modestly successful ghost story.
Mar 9, 2018
The moments of terror happen so fast and suddenly, there is never much of a chance for the movie to build any sustained dread.
Mar 8, 2018
The Lodgers is low-key Gothic horror, less invested in jump scares than in its own moodiness.
Mar 7, 2018
The Lodgers looks superb with Co Wexford's Loftus Hall - 'the most haunted house in Ireland' - more than ready for its close-up. If you take your coat off chances are you'll be putting it on again as the temperature drops.
Mar 3, 2018
The Lodgers' ominous tone is handled masterfully, and the house itself is incredibly spooky, but the story takes far too long to tell what little there is to it. It's a shame.