One of the reasons I enjoy this gig is that I get to discover new things that I would not have been exposed to in the course of everyday life.


Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing comic book writer and horror fan Thom Burgess about his graphic novel The Eyrie. During the course of our interactions, we began to follow each other on social media. Recently, he posted a trailer to a new horror movie that is going to premiere at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and it looks interesting.

The Lodgers is an Irish gothic horror film written by David Turpin and directed by Brian O’Malley (Let Us Pray). It stars Charlotte Vega (American Assassins), Bill Milner (Dunkirk), Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones) and David Bradley (Harry Potter films).

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.

No US release date has been given, but let me know what you think of the trailer in the comments.

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