Their mother's face wrapped in bandages following plastic surgery, two young Austrian twins begin to question her identity, and resort to torturous tactics in a bid to discover the fate of their "real" mommy. In the aftermath of an unexplained trauma, nine-year old twins Lukas and Elias (Lukas and Elias Schwarz) spend their days playing in and around their secluded Austrian home as their increasingly short-tempered, single mother (Susamme Wuest) seeks peace and quiet while recovering from facial reconstructive surgery. Distressed at her unusual appearance and disturbed by her borderline abusive behavior, Lukas and Elias soon begin to question whether the woman under the gauze is truly their mother at all. Those fears are apparently confirmed when the siblings stumble across a photo album containing a picture of their mother with a woman who appears to be their twin, and decide to torture the suspected intruder into confessing her true identity.~Jason Buchanan
I've seen hundreds of horror movies over the years and every now and then I watch one that makes me feel truly unsettled. The original Last House on the Left and the French film Martyrs immediately come to mind...Goodnight Mommy left me with that same icky taste in my mouth. Technically this is a very well made film with some beautiful scenery and excellent performances, especially by the twin boys. If you're looking for blood and guts, you won't find much of that here. What you will find is a quiet, creepy little story that moves slowly along and settles in nicely right under your skin. Looked great on bluray too, so overall a nice addition to my collection!
Goodnight mommy was a pleasant unusual shock and while some reviews did not enjoy this film I found myself glued to the screen even though I had to read the subtitles. Goodnight Mommy is a scary physiological thriller with twists and turns. Even though the first half is the opposite than the second half I found myself loving every moment until the film ended. I recommend a purchase strongly if you don't mind reading subtitles and if your a fan of horror/thriller movies. Goodnight Mommy is intense and great if you liked the Babadook you may like this also I would not recommend the trailer go into this movie blind.
'Good Night, Mommy' is not your typical "horror" film. Before buying, I read some reviews that stated that they didn't like it, mostly because it was in a foreign language film, but such review shouldn't detract you--it didn't stop me from buying it-- from checking this film out, if you're an avid fan of the "horror/thriller" genre and into foreign films. If you are and you want to try a film different from the "clichéd" horror, this is one of those films. It has top performances by the "twins" and it's at a great price.
I had the pleasure to see this in the cinema, and after it was an immediate buy. A dark psychological horror film that'll make you clinch.
It has an interesting special feature where you get to listen to the two filmmakers talk about their inspirations. I thought that was neat.
One of the great new indie horror films available
You have to really be into foreign films to understand and enjoy this one but I find many foreign films very well made, this one included. The ending does have somewhat of a twist so it makes it better. If you can read subtitles for the length of a movie and like good thrillers, then watch this film.