Second Opinion – The Little Stranger (2018)

The Little Stranger, 2018.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

Starring Domhall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Liv Hill and Charlotte Rampling.


After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.

The Little Stranger is an odd film that you will either become enamoured with and think about constantly, or you’ll struggle with its slow moving plot and find it frustrating. I luckily fell into the former category when watching this unusual psychological thriller/gothic drama/horror hybrid.

Dr Faraday (Gleeson) is called to visit a decaying mansion called Hundreds Hall. As he arrives he recalls his experiences there as a young boy. Growing closer to the family that includes scarred former Raf pilot Roderick (Poulter) and his sister Caroline (Wilson), he becomes enamoured with the house more and more. Meanwhile strange noises are everywhere and mysterious events occur.

The Little Stranger is the definition of a slow burner.

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