The Lodgers

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Brian O'Malley
Production: Epic Pictures
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.1
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
54%
R
Year:
2017
92 min
11 Views

[EERIE SOUND]

[GASPS]

[GASPS]

[EERIE SOUND]

[DINGING]

[PANTING]

[DINGING CONTINUES]

EDWARD:
Rachel.

It's midnight, they're coming.

Edward.

[EERIE MUSIC PLAYING]

Girl child boy child

Listen well

[SINGING CONTINUES]

Good sister good brother be

Follow well

These cautions three

Long as your blood

Be ours alone

We'll see you ever

From below

[VOCALIZING]

[SOFT PIANO MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CHIMING]

[DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[CREAKS]

Happy birthday, Edward.

Stop.

It hurts my eyes.

Aren't you going to

wish the same to me?

What is there to be happy for?

Well, we're to take our

walk today, aren't we?

To celebrate?

Celebrate?

There's no hope for us now.

Edward, I know you're angry...

It's not my anger

you need to fear.

They keep us safe.

Can you not do the few

things they ask us?

Nothing happened.

Nothing yet.

The first chime

had struck Rachel.

Edward, don't be

like this, please.

Not on our 18th birthday.

I didn't mean to take the risk.

It's only that I was

out by the lake.

I was reading and

I lost track of time.

The lake?

You know it's just as beautiful

as when we used to play there.

I don't think you'd be so...

Should we not be afraid?

Should we both not be afraid?

We could be reprimanded

for what you've done.

Edward, you're hurting me.

Edward, please!

You know the rules by which

we are governed sister.

Yet you continue

to jeopardize us,

so help me to those

laws I will appeal.

Edward, let me go.

You'll make your

apology to them.

No!

You will!

Edward, let me go!

[WHINES]

Get up!

Edward! [YELPS]

Say it!

Say it and make us safe again!

I won't beg for

their forgiveness!

I've done nothing wrong!

Do it!

Say the rules!

I won't.

They're listening.

You know they're listening!

Girl child!

Girl child boy child

Listen well

Be in bed by midnight's bell

Never let a stranger

Through your door

Never leave each other

All alone

[BOTH SINGING]

Good sister good brother we

Never forget

These cautions three

Long as your blood

Be ours alone

You'll see us

Ever from below

There, are you satisfied?

You and I will never do

what mother and father did.

[WIND BLOWING]

[EERIE MUSIC PLAYING]

Sean!

You're home!

We thought you might

never come back.

[CREAKING]

[INDISTINCT CONVERSATION]

DESSIE:
It'll be all right, Kay,

no one will hear us.

Yeah, touch it there, yeah.

Touch it there...

Would you stop it, Dessie.

I don't like this.

DESSIE:
Come on,

keep the hand warm.

[MOANS]

[BRANCH SNAPS]

[GASPS]

What is it?

Shut up!

Come out then!

[GROANS] Bitch!

I see ya'.

SEAN:
The way that

they look at me,

like I have no right to be here.

We understand why you went, son,

but the others, they've

a war of their own to fight.

I don't see them fighting it.

[GASPS]

Sean!

Kay?

I didn't know you...

Kay, where have you been?

Running around with those good

for nothings in the woods?

No, mam.

Come in, if you'd like.

[MEN CHATTING]

Friends of yours?

No.

The list.

Special day for

you today, isn't it,

for you and your brother?

Quickly please.

Who is that?

It's her from up

at the big house.

On credit, please.

One more week is

all we can manage.

You'll get your money.

Wait.

This as well.

For the estate?

Came a week or so ago.

We have so little post for

the estate I almost forgot.

I'm sure you did.

What can we do for you?

See something in the woods

this morning, did ya'?

There was nothing to see.

Hey.

Leave her be.

You stay out of this, traitor.

Should you not be out

fighting for the English?

What's the trouble

here then, chaps?

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