THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built 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. Based on the novel by Sarah Waters.


A slow moving story and dreary characters won’t be to everyone’s liking, however allow yourself to become involved in the story and there’s a lot to like in The Little Stranger.

All is not quite what it seems and if you allow yourself to drift then it’s easy to miss important twists and plot lines in this spooky house thriller. Rather than screaming in your face like the recent “The Nun” it’s the subtle things here that are scary.

If you don’t get the story then this is going to be a long slog for some, choose wisely.

The Little Stranger (12A)

1h 51m

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Domnhall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling

UK Release: Friday 21st September 2018

The Little Stranger - "The Speaking Tube" Clip

The Little Stranger - "Drinks Reception" Clip