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‘The Lodge’ Blu-ray Review

‘The Lodge’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Katelyn Wells, Danny Keough, Lola Reid | Written by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, Sergio Casci | Directed by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

The first English-language feature from Austrian writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), The Lodge is a slow-burning chiller that plays some interesting games with the audience.

After a shocking prologue, The Lodge jumps forward six months to find pre-teen Mia (Lia McHugh) and her adolescent brother Aiden (Jaeden Martell) reluctantly travelling to a remote winter cabin with their widowed father Richard (Richard Armitage) and his new girlfriend Grace (Riley Keogh). The children are hostile to Grace because they blame her for the death of their mother (Alicia Silverstone), so tensions are high when a storm comes in and strands Mia and Aiden with their would-be stepmother while Richard is away on business.

Already convinced Grace is “a

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