The Lodgers (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

The Lodgers (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Brian O’Malley
Starring: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, David Bradley
Rated: UR/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Epic Pictures

A gothic supernatural thriller about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who are forbidden from leaving their haunted home. They must face the deadly outcome when Rachel falls for an outsider and rebels against their family curse.

The worst review you might find for this movie here could be people are calling it boring. Now I’m one of the worst at calling films dull and saying that they need to rush up the pace a bit in order to make a movie way more enjoyable. That being said, I’ll give The Lodgers a pass. I will give it a pass because I feel creatively it benefits from being a bit sluggish at time, as this is a movie that really seems to depend a lot on mood and atmosphere. Which I think this movie packs both of those things in large doses even if you could argue on it having much else. If you like something with a mood and can stand to just sit and take it all in for a bit, you’ll find a good story to be told here with this one. I like the look and the feel of it, even if a better pace is something that some will argue it needs.

At the heart of things, we have a very ghostly story that could give you vibes of even The Witch in just the right spots. While I won’t call it a movie that ever reaches that level, I will say that we get a great performance from Charlotte Vega and that mixed with some of the nightmarish visuals the movie rolls out is enough for to push this one up over the hump and suggest you all give it a watch. Epic Pictures has released some really solid films and this one is just that, a very solid and visually creepy horror movie with some great mood behind it. Yeah, it is a bit slow in spots, but it delivers enough where it needs to in the end.

Extras

– Behind the Scenes
– Deleted Scenes
– A T.V. Spot
– And a Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 98%