The Lodge


Action / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 8%
IMDb Rating 4 10 1103


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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nigel P 6 / 10

Spoilers follow ...

Michael (Owen Szabo) and Julia (Elizabeth Kell) travel to the Rocky Mountains in order to spend a romantic few days alone together. A likable duo, their never-ending foreplay is nevertheless nauseating, and yet this is how directors Brad Helmink and John Rauschelbach feel they need to convey their feelings for each other.

They meet proprietor Henry (Kevin McClatchy) amidst a carnage of general untidiness when they arrive. No hint of an apology forthcoming, Henry proves to be … a bit of a twit, really. Ignorant and arrogant yet formidable, he refers to the couples as 'kids', so it makes no sense when Michael subsequently tries to 'bond' with him by reminiscing about past sporting achievements and telling him how passionate a lover Julia is. As such, much of the couple's time together now becomes an awkward three-way thing.

The well-being of the twosome isn't helped by the discovery of a dishevelled young girl Desi (Mandi Kreisher), seemingly kept prisoner in a locked room of the lodge. Why she hasn't made her presence known before now is made clear when her relationship with Henry – not his real name, by the way – is revealed.

'The Lodge' is ultimately a well-made, nicely directed, convincingly acted horror thriller. There's a good slow build-up of menace aided immeasurably by the superbly hypnotic score by Yagmur Kaplan. Not the most original or ground-breaking story you'll ever know, but it makes no claims to be – although the DVD cover's proclamation 'The Shining meets Cabin in the Woods' is guilty of overselling its effectiveness.

Reviewed by nigelbroome 1 / 10

Just wasted 1 hour and 23 minutes of my life!!

About as far away from the shining and cabin in the woods as you could possibly get. Terrible acting, unbelievable story line and just poor start to finish. I'm still annoyed that they could compare these films to this rubbish, completely misleading and and an outright lie.

The make up was so amateur it was laughable, I really do not understand how this rubbish can get produced and sell in a shop. I genuinely feel cheated and ripped off, there should be tighter controls on the information given on the DVD box. For instance rotten tomatoes gave it 9% so how could they then endorse it?

Do not waste your time watching this film.

Reviewed by Poptart_Psycho 4 / 10

The Only Good Thing... The Lodge View

I have no idea on where to start with The Lodge, there's many more wrongs then rights with this film. Is it the cliché "Why are you doing this" lines or the predictability. Most movies have a basic plot nothing to exciting but executed well this unfortunately wasn't.

The Plot... So basically Micheal wants to surprise his partner Julie by taking her to a nice lodge. When they arrive they believe someone else is living there it turns out to be the caretaker. Julie starts to find him a bit creepy but Micheal shrugs it off. Its only when the couple go walking in the woods they find an abandoned car with bloodstains they get suspicious. Runing back they try to find their phones of course they have gone and the phone lines have been cut. Whilst hunting they come across a tied up young girl they try to escape with. Cliché enough she turns out to be on the caretakers side and the movie becomes a cat and mouse thriller.

No its the not the best movie made, I wouldn't say its worth a buy but if its on TV its watchable. For the hardcore horror fan its one you would be okay about missing

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