The Little Stranger (12a)

Director Lenny Abrahamson. Drama//Mystery/Thriller

Precisely directed, this is a hypnotic, haunting adaptation of Sarah Waters best-selling Gothic novel. The son of a housemaid, Dr. Faraday has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to Hundreds Hall, long-time home to the Ayres family, where his mother once worked. It is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Spellbinding, sad and spooky this creates an atmosphere of low-level dread more than suspenseful or scary.

Starring Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Excellent film. A mystery rather than a horror one. Great discussion at the end!