The trailer for Goodnight, Mommy was recently called the “scariest ever” and if you haven’t watched it, do so now. You can find it at the bottom of this post, because we’re helpful like that. The new poster is the ultimate warning; a vibrant red depicting the fear which is literally on the children’s faces.
From Austrian directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, the film’s synopsis is genuinely terrifying and ponders: what you would do if the one person you should be able to trust, can’t be trusted at all? It sends shivers down my spine.
In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers 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.
I am on the edge of my seat waiting to hear a confirmed UK release date for Goodnight Mommy. It looks deliciously terrifying and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. For now, have a gander at the poster and those of you in the USA can catch the film when it receives a very limited release on 11th September.