#IrishFilm: Ethereal first poster for Brian O’Malley’s The Lodgers
Epic Pictures Group and Tailored Films, via Dread Central, have released the first poster for Brian O’Malley’s new gothic horror The Lodgers.
The film, which is scripted by David Turpin, is a ghost story of orphaned twins Rachel and Edward who share their crumbling stately home with unseen sinister forces – known as “The Lodgers”.
Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class) and Charlotte Vega (REC3) play the lead roles, supported by a strong cast that includes Patrick’s Day lead Moe Dunford, Game of Thrones actors David Bradley and Eugene Simon, Noble star Deirdre O’Kane, and Roísín Murphy (What Richard Did).
Shooting for the film took place in Loftus Hall in Wexford, known as Ireland’s most haunted house.The house, which celebrates its 666th anniversary this year, is said to be haunted by the devil and the ghost of a young woman.
The Lodgers is being produced by Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy for Tailored Films, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group as executive producers. Epic Pictures Group is also handling worldwide sales and distribution outside of Ireland. The film received backing from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry..
The poster artwork was based on a concept by Julianne Forde and was designed by director O’Malley, and it features an image of the legendary Loftus Hall (the main location of the film), as well as the idea of reflections between the twins (one above and one beneath the water’s surface). This reinforces the supernatural theme in the film in which ‘The Lodgers’ reside below the twins, in the basement.
Dread Central spoke with some of the cast and crew of the film and has a great picture gallery of images from the film here.
The story follows a sister and brother haunted by a secret curse that forces them to remain in the large estate home left to them by their dead parents. But when a young man who falls in love with the sister tries to free her, his attempt sets off a deadly chain reaction.