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The Little Stranger (2018)

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After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon, Sarah Waters (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Dr. Faraday
Will Poulter ... Roderick Ayres
Ruth Wilson ... Caroline Ayres
Liv Hill ... Betty
Charlotte Rampling ... Mrs. Ayres
Oliver Zetterström ... Young Faraday (as Oliver Zetterstrom)
Kathryn O'Reilly ... Elizabeth Faraday
Eddie Toll Eddie Toll ... Faraday's Father
Camilla Arfwedson ... Young Mrs Ayres
Tipper Seifert-Cleveland ... Susan Ayres
Peter Ormond ... Colonel Ayres
Bailey Rogers Bailey Rogers ... Young Boy at Fete
Richard Campbell ... Photographer
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Dr. Granger
Anna Madeley ... Anne Granger
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THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Written by Focus Features

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These Delusions Are Contagious See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing bloody images | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$713,143
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the novel of same name by Sarah Waters. See more »

Goofs

It's meant to be Christmas and yet when Faraday and Caroline take a walk in the grounds to see the site for the new houses the trees in the background are in full leaf. See more »

Quotes

Faraday: You need to rest.
Mrs. Ayres: I'm not an invalid.
Faraday: I'm the doctor here. You must allow me to decide who the invalids are.
Mrs. Ayres: And you must remember whose house this is.
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Very cleverly constructed period mystery, dark complex charaters and excellently acted.
15 November 2018 | by FourstrawberriesSee all my reviews

Something of an emotional roller coaster. None of the characters are quite what they seem to be, it's almost as if they culture some hope and then dash it to the ground just as the viewer is lulled into a hope of a happy concluson to that particular scene.

Gradually the superficial character of each key player is stripped away to reveal something unexpected about them. The good become villains, and sometimes good again. The supposed villains revealed to be good or just victims of some unseen manipulator.

The story does come to an end. It's not one of those sadistic films where you're left wondering what the hell just happened, but you are left placing the last few pieces of the puzzle together for yourself .

If you're looking for whizz-bang special effect laden offerings that require nothing more than propping your eyelids open for a couple of hours, then look to Hollywood.

British horror/mystery has led the world in high quality intellectually stimulating film making over the last few years, and this is another superb offering that rests well with the likes of "Dark Song" and "Apostle".


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