The Little Stranger

Genre:  Drama, Horror
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: August 31, 2018 (limited)
DVD: November 27, 2018
Blu-ray: November 27, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.50
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling


In 1949, Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), a country doctor, is called to see a patient at Hundreds Hall, an 18th-century estate. He remembers his first visit to the grand estate in 1919, when he was a child, attending a fair that was taking place on the grounds.

The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, but he's surprised to see how rundown it has become in the past 30 years. Mrs. Ayres (Charlotte Rampling) still lives there with her son Roderick (Will Poulter), who's suffering both physically and mentally from his experiences as a pilot during WWII, and her daughter, Caroline (Ruth Wilson), who was summoned home to nurse Roderick.

Faraday has been called to examine Roderick, but soon discovers that the family has secrets relating to the eldest Ayres child, Susan, who died at the age of eight, before Caroline was born. Roderick asserts that there's something evil in the house, but Faraday believes he's having delusions that seem to be contagious.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Ed Guiney, Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon
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  • 1 star "What a waste of time. The movie drags on. You keep watching expecting a big reveal but it never happens."
  • 4 stars ""The Little Stranger" is a quiet little thriller that masquerades as a ghost/horror film but is, in reality, a murder mystery. It keeps you guessing with fine performances by Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling. It has a couple of interesting plot twists. Go see it. Yeah for the British and Irish Film Makers for making dramatic films void of special effects, cartoonish acting and plots, excessive noise and loud annoying soundtracks. Artful film making without the crap!!!"