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Ghost story The Little Stranger gets an August 2018 release

09.28.2017by: Cody Hamman

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Focus Features has announced an August 2018 release date for THE LITTLE STRANGER, director Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of a Sarah Waters novel that Stephen King once described as a "terrifying, engrossing ghost story". Focus describes Abrahamson's film version as a "complex and chilling ghost story".

Lucinda Coxon handled the screenplay adaptation for the film, which has the following synopsis: 

Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, 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 and is now in decline.  But Mrs Ayres and her two grown children, Caroline and Roddy, 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 terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

I hope the horror aspect gets more attention in the movie than it does in that description. 

The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as Faraday, with Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Wilson (pictured above), and Will Poulter as the Ayres family. Definitely a solid cast that will be able to handle whatever Abrahamson and Coxon have thrown their way.

Focus will be releasing THE LITTLE STRANGER on August 31st.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read THE LITTLE STRANGER?

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