Review: Goodnight Mommy (2015)

Once I talked to a friend about the perfect horror plot. We agreed upon the fear of people you most rely on suddenly changed or wasn’t the one you thought they were. The theme hits you right in the face in this Austrian flick.

blu“GOODNIGHT MOMMY” (Ich Seh, Ich Seh)

Director: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Stars: Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz
Distributor: Anchor Bay
Runtime: 100 mins

“The doctor said I need rest. And I expect your support. There’ll be some new rules. I want absolute quiet in the house.”


Two twin brothers lives in a big house with their mother on a countryside. After a big facial operation (wearing a bandage around her face most of the time), and a tough separation, she has changed. The brothers has to act differently around her as they feel she has become a monster. They don’t know her any longer, and they need to know if the woman actually is their mother.


This nightmare is creepy in all ways possible. It’s slow-paced and eerie to the brink of madness. The young boys in the lead is a catch. They really fills their roles with bravoure. The direction is steady as a rock, and the movie has a lot of symbolism and hints. The sudden twist and the amazing finale put this movie on a top notch b-rating. A must-see, so grab your popcorn and cockroaches and dig in.