Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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Stacie Passon

Writers:

Mark Kruger (screenplay by), Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taissa Farmiga ... Merricat Blackwood
Alexandra Daddario ... Constance Blackwood
Crispin Glover ... Uncle Julian
Sebastian Stan ... Charles Blackwood
Paula Malcomson ... Helen Clarke
Peter Coonan ... Bobby Dunham
Ian Toner Ian Toner ... Jim Donnell
Joanne Crawford ... Stella
Anna Nugent ... Lucille Wright
Peter O'Meara ... Sam Clarke
Luan James Geary Luan James Geary ... Sean Harris (as Luan James-Geary)
Cormac Melia Cormac Melia ... Tim Harris
Liz O'Sullivan Liz O'Sullivan ... Mrs. Harris
Bosco Hogan ... Old Ned
Stephen Hogan ... John Blackwood
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Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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This was a passion project for screenwriter Mark Kruger, who initially began adapting the story into a screenplay in 2005. See more »

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Merricat Blackwood: [narrating] My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am 18 years old, and I live with my sister, Constance. She is the most precious person in the world. The Blackwoods have always lived in this house. We have never done anything to hurt anyone. We put things back where they belong. And we will never leave here. No matter what they say .. or what they do to us. Never.
Merricat Blackwood: But a change is coming. And nobody knows it .. but me.
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Nocturne, Op.9 No.2
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin)
Performed by Keith Patchel
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SIMPLE STORYLINE WITH A DEEPER MEANING BEHIND IT.
19 May 2019 | by lean_bellefireSee all my reviews

'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' is a dark twisted family drama. It was about how a bunch of people trying to cope after a dreadful tragedy & how people around them had act. It is about how lack of kindness or a misplaced concern could push people to do terrible things. Lack of sympathy & empathy really could push people to do terrible terrible things. Taissa Farmiga was a force of nature & Alexandra Daddario has now earn my respect as an actress. As sisters, they stay true to what usually close sisters do for one another. Sebastian Stan as expected (after I, Tonya) serving another astounding performance as a charming but hateful, sort of misunderstood antagonist.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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