There is very few horror films that create such a buzz not just amongst horror fans but film fans in general than Goodnight Mommy.In a few weeks time Austrian horror that’s creeping the living daylights out of audiences at festivals since Summer 2015 is coming to UK, tonight we watch the UK trailer!
A mother should always look out for her sons, but boys will be boys, but that’s not mum can you handle what comes next?!!!
In Goodnight Mommy we find ourselves in the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, lives nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.
The buzz for this film within the horror fanbase has been unbelievable but, this is no straight up horror film, even fans of arthouse cinema have been curious of this one too. With horror genre plagued with so many generic like for like films, it’s so refreshing to see a new film try to be different. Stripping everything back to the basics to what gave this genre it’s reputation…fear! Oh boy from the reactions of this deliver it delivers! It’s a psychological tale, a slowburner that plays on your nerves and the notion of a parent been the ‘monster’ delivers a extra shiver down your spine. With the identical twins you would think this would be a Omen/Village Of The Damned type film. Whatever you think its an unnerving that will unhinge you and fans of French new wave horror (Martyrs,Switchblade Romance) drool at the prospect of seeing this.
Goodnight Mommy is been released in UK thanks to Vertigo Films on 4th March. Before then it will make its 2nd Uk appearance at Glasgow Film Festival on 19th then on 21st February (get tickets here). The film stars Susanne Wuest,Lukas Schwarz,Elias Schwarz and directed by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala.