The Lodge

2019

Drama / Horror

4
IMDb Rating 6.6

Synopsis


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100 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kim_smoltz 7

I attended the east coast premiere of &quot;The Lodge&quot; a few weeks ago and can say it will most likely be 2020&#39;s most polarizing and divisive horror release.<br/><br/>If you&#39;ve seen Franz &amp; Fiala&#39;s last film, &quot;Goodnight Mommy,&quot; you&#39;ll have an idea of what to expect in terms of tone and themes. The cinematography is breathtaking, and Riley Keough&#39;s performance is unbelievable. Like &quot;Mommy&quot; the central characters are two siblings who are up against some sort of unknown/unstable maternal presence while existing in isolation. Instead of a vast, lonely European farm, &quot;The Lodge&quot; features exactly what the title suggests -- a mountain lodge in the middle of nowhere. It&#39;s so well done that you can almost feel the icy frost in the theater as the film progresses.<br/><br/>Franz &amp; Fiala take a lot of cues from Ari Aster, ESPECIALLY &quot;Midsommar,&quot; in depicting sudden tragedy and brutal, existential grief that consistently drips off the screen. Additionally, there are underlying themes of mental illness and psychosis that are done really well and tactfully -- although I might add it may not seem so at first. Sorry if that&#39;s cryptic, I just don&#39;t want to give any spoilers. The ending will knock you on your ass. I couldn&#39;t move after the screening, I was frozen for half the credit roll, and couldn&#39;t stop thinking about it for days.<br/><br/>I highly recommend &quot;The Lodge&quot; for fans of Aster&#39;s work, or if you liked &quot;Goodnight Mommy&quot; and want more of the same slow-burn insanity.

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Reviewed by MartinHafer 9

While I am not a huge fan of horror, I was very impressed by &quot;The Lodge&quot;. It was very intelligently written and never lost my interest. Oddly, the other reviews currently on IMDB really hated it....and I am not sure why.<br/><br/>The story finds a couple children being drug to a cabin in the freezing wilderness for the Christmas holiday. I say &#39;drug&#39; because this trip will include Dad&#39;s new girlfriend....and the kids blame her for their parents&#39; failed marriage. Much of the trip, the girlfriend will watch the kids as the father has to work and will be going back to the city for a few days. In the meantime, the weather and other factors conspire to make the prospective step-mother lose her mind! Can the kids manage to survive? There is much more to the story than this...many twists and interesting story elements (such as the lady having belonged to a suicide cult as a child)....but if I tell more it might ruin the suspense.<br/><br/>The bottom line is that the film was usually difficult to predict AND the motivations for the breakdown were interesting. This is not a slasher film but a more intelligent psychological thriller....well worth seeing and very unsettling.

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Reviewed by DarkLady2 6

I was quite excited with this movie and just saw it at the Lisbon International Horror Filme Festival.<br/><br/>In fact, this movie seemed really brilliant on its first half, building tension and causing some doubts on the audience about the existence of paranormal stuff going on or not. The problem is exactly the storyline, really confusing and lacking some explanations on the second half of the movie and the slow pace.<br/><br/>Final twist was expected to save the day but it was the opposite.

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