Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the directors of 2014’s ode to evil mothers everywhere, Goodnight Mommy, return to theaters this fall with The Lodge, a part claustrophobic/part supernatural thriller.
The Lodge stars Riley Keough as Grace, the stepmother-to-be of youngsters Aidan (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh). When Aidan and Mia’s father Richard (Richard Armitage) is suddenly called away to the city, things start to go from bad to worse in a hurry (a lot worse than Grace refusing to play monopoly with the kids when the lights go out).
The Lodge received much praise at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in February, and the film is already drawing comparisons to last year’s cerebral frightfest, Hereditary.
The Lodge will screen at this year’s Cinepocalypse festival, which takes place June 13-20 in Chicago, before a wide theatrical release sometime in the fall.
Check out the trailer below and see for yourself!