Irish Gothic Horror, The Lodgers, Opens in US Cinemas Today, 23 February

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Irish Gothic Horror, The Lodgers, Opens in US Cinemas Today, 23 February

Posted: 23rd February 2018

The Lodgers, a Gothic ghost story directed by award winning filmmaker Brian O’Malley, opens in selected US cinemas.  Written by musician and Professor of Gothic literature, David Turpin and produced by Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy of Tailored Films, it was filmed in Loftus Hall in Wexford, widely recognised as the ‘most haunted house in Ireland’.

The film, which premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and has been sold for theatrical release in over 22 countries receives its home-grown release in Ireland this March. Most recently, The Lodgers won Best VFX at the 2018 IFTAs.

Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence in 1920s rural Ireland, The Lodgers sees Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Every midnight, the mansion is haunted by the sinister presence of The Lodgers, who enforce three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight, they may not permit an outsider past the threshold, and they must always stay together.

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.

Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, it has been wowing audiences and critics alike. The film has been honoured with 3 awards this year, including the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival in Barcelona, as well as official Jury Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Actress (Charlotte Vega) at Fancine Festival de Cine Fantastico de la Universidad de Malaga in Malaga, Spain.

Produced by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde of Tailored Films, The Lodgers was made with the participation of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann and international sales agents Epic Pictures.

See below for US screening locations:

  • Sonora Cinema, Aurora, CO
  • Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
  • Patio Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Emagine Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
  • Carolina Theatre, Raleigh, NC
  • The Screening Room, New York, NY
  • The Screening Room, Buffalo, NY
  • Village East Cinema, New York, NY
  • Eclipse Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Nightlight Cinema, Akron, OH
  • The Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH
  • Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas/Forth Worth, TX
  • AMC, Mesquite, TX
  • Cinema Latino, Pasadena, TX
  • Galaxy Monroe 12, Monroe, WA
  • Ark Lodge (Dark Lodge), Seattle, WA