The Little Stranger in cinematic form is out Friday August 31 – my interview with its director Lenny Abrahamson will be out later this week.

The Little Stranger is an incredible Gothic horror piece that gets in to quite a bit about the social history of Great Britain in 1948. It very much reminded me – in tone – of Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw", it's a remarkable film precisely for what it doesn’t show and how director Lenny Abrahamson (who directed Brie Larson's Oscar-winning performance in 2015’s Room) balances the terror and allows the audience to figure things out and form their own notions regarding the story.

It stars Domhnall Gleeson as Doctor Faraday and tells the story of his gradual entanglement with an old money upper crust English family in 1948. The Little Stranger is also based on the book of the same name by Sarah Waters. It hits theaters August 31.

Check out Gleeson reading a passage from Chapter 1 of the novel below and enjoy the trailer too! Also stay tuned for my interview with Lenny Abrahamson on this film, coming later this week to The 405.