By Creative Media TimesLast week has been good for horror fans with the surprising success of Hereditary at the boxoffice and the release of intense new trailer for the latest Halloween installment. The fun continues this week with the release of a spooky new trailer for “The Little Stranger,” the gothic horror from Irish film director and screenwriter Lenny Abrahamson.
The ghost story stars Domhnall Gleeson as Dr. Faraday, who is called to the dilapidated mansion Hundreds Hall to investigate some mysterious and inexplicable events. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by author Sarah Waters.
Based on the director’s recent success directing “Room,” the multiple oscar nominated film (including one for Brie Larson’s as female lead), the The Little Stranger could be another winner. Not to mention Gleeson’s work has always been exceptional. The Irish born actor recently appeared as General Hux in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Also released is a bizarre new poster featuring a crumbling profile of Dr. Faraday, revealing blank cement underneath. “These Delusions Are Contagious,” the poster says.
Focus Features is set to release “The Little Stranger” on August 31, 2018.
Here is the film’s synopsis:
Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, builts a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son, and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.