The makers of ‘Goodnight Mommy’ are back with this year’s Sundance horror breakout.
Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the filmmaking duo responsible for 2015’s chilling Goodnight Mommy, from a screenplay by Franz, Fiala, and Sergio Casci, The Lodge centers around a soon-to-be-stepmom (Riley Keough) snowed in with her fiance’s two children (Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh) at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood.
The Lodge had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, and immediately drew comparisons to The Shining, and to last year’s Sundance horror darling, Hereditary.
Critics are also calling The Lodge “scary as hell,” “game changing” and “the next great horror film”.
The Lodge also stars Richard Armitage and Alicia Silverstone and will be in theaters this fall.