“The Lodge,” from legendary “Goodnight Mommy” directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, scared the bejeezus out of Sundance-goers this year, and even star Riley Keough had one thing terrify her.
“I will say the score was really scary,” Keough said at TheWrap’s Sundance Film Festival interview studio last month. “We were there and it was dark while we were filming it, but the score really freaked me out.”
“The Lodge” follows Keough, who goes to a lodge with her boyfriend’s children (played by Jaeden Lieberher and Lia McHugh) when, naturally, everything goes terribly wrong. Fiala and Franz have established themselves as horror geniuses since their film “Goodnight Mommy” garnered critical acclaim in 2014 — but both of the Austrian directors don’t consider themselves horror filmmakers, per se.
“We don’t think of them as pure horror movies — we are interested in suspenseful movies which talk about society in a different way,” said Franz. “It could be a psycho thriller, it could be a horror movie, but it will always be a crossover to arthouse cinema.”
Fiala added, “We always make the movies we would like to see in cinemas ourselves. It could be anything except for romantic comedy. Well, you never know … maybe if it’s a crossover.”
“The Lodge” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Neon bought the film shortly after its premiere.
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