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“We took all the fun out of it,” says THE LODGE filmmaker Veronika Franz. “Our way of making films.. we try to empty the script.. to find space to breathe.”

Filmmakers Severin Fiala and Verinoka Franz, along with actors Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh, stopped by the Angelika New York to discuss their film that is being heralded as “Scary as hell. The next great horror film is here.”

“Not just a typical horror movie… it makes you think,” Martell describes the film, and states that he only agreed to participate in it after watching the filmmakers’ GOODNIGHT MOMMY.

They chose to film on location, and the freezing weather and excessively creepy ‘lodge’ certainly made for an immersive experience for the young actors. View the full Q&A for more, and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Angelika YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on our exclusive content!

About the film:

A bone-chilling nightmare from the directors of GOODNIGHT MOMMY, THE LODGE follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (IT’s Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past.

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Where to see it: 

THE LODGE  opens February 21 at Ward  Theatres. Are you checking in?