The Little Stranger

Release Date: August 31st, 2018

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline, and its inhabitants -- mother, son and daughter -- remain haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When Faraday takes on a new patient there, he has no idea how closely the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter, Liv Hill, Oliver Zetterström, Kate Phillips, Dixie Egerickx

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Genres: Horror , Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: Irish Film Board, Element Pictures, Potboiler Productions

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Sister , 1940s , Doctor , Dark , Quest , England , Tense , Relationships , Mother , Mystery ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Keith UhlichThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gleeson plays the role with the kind of full-bore commitment (every supercilious gesture precise and intelligently thought through) that makes you wish the movie better complemented his efforts. show more

  • 60
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    While the film doesn’t quite work as a horror, and can stumble as a character piece, Abrahamson has pulled together a sumptuous production which is more than sufficient to keep viewers engaged throughout. show more

  • 40
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    The Little Stranger has all the disquieting atmosphere of a total void, and like a total void, not a lot happens in it. You might get sucked into the cold, but you’ll grow bored quickly. show more

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