Director Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’ takes place in 1947 and has Domhnall Gleeson playing Dr. Faraday, who is investigating the paranormal activity taking place at the home of the Ayers family.
Faraday gets called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother had once worked, during that summer, but soon finds out that the family’s longtime home is haunted by an ominous force of sorts.
The horror film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by author Sarah Waters, which centers around Dr. Faraday’s experience in relation to the Ayers family and how their ghostly troubles begin to affect him. The family is played by actors Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter, and Ruth Wilson.
This is Abrahamson’s first horror film following his popular drama film in 2015, “Room”, which had been largely successful considering it gave him one of the five Oscar nominations for best director back in 2016. Abrahamson is known for his unique indie films such as “Frank”, but it could certainly be said that he has truly found his own in the horror genre.
An unsettling case. A secretive family mystery. In theaters August 31st. pic.twitter.com/uYB4TB2keK— The Little Stranger (@TLSmovie) June 11, 2018
Gleeson has worked with Abrahamson in the past, notably with “Frank” when he played one of the primary characters along with the likes of Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
“The Little Stranger” is going to be released in theaters on August 31.
Do you plan on seeing the film when it comes out?