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The Little Stranger

Elegantly-crafted and abound with eeriness, this post-war period drama turned psychological horror ratchets up the tension with clever use of sound and production design. But it’s the performances that prove to be truly haunting, with the UK’s Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling on splendid form.

Directors

  • Lenny Abrahamson

Writers

  • Lucinda Coxon

Cast

  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Ruth Wilson
  • Charlotte Rampling
  • Will Poulter

Synopsis

Country doctor Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) returns to his hometown to work and becomes spellbound by Hundreds Hall, a decrepit mansion he visited as a child. Inhabited by the Ayres family: traumatised soldier Roderick (Will Poulter), his sister Caroline (Ruth Wilson) and their haughty mother (Charlotte Rampling), Faraday soon finds he isn’t the only one in thrall to the past.