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Dread Central Review - The Lodger

When I first heard the cast that was lined up for this latest incarnation of the classic tale The Lodger, I could barely contain my excitement. Every person involved has proven they are capable of some pretty stellar work, and I'm happy to report that not a single one let me down. The script, however, is another story. Based on the 1913 novel by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger has been adapted for the screen numerous times, starting with the 1927 silent black & white version by the granddaddy of the modern thriller, Alfred Hitchcock himself. According to director Ondaatje, however, this 2009 edition eschews the typical "artistic license" found in many of the others and is based solely on the book, although updated to modern times...

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