Frightening Friday’s #1: Goodnight Mommy

The first ever horror movie I can recall was when I was barely old enough to talk (or rather, talk back), Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988). With a title like that, you’d think I would acquire Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). Luckily, the joke of a horror movie only pushed me to wanting more. I am a horror film fanatic. Guts, gore, scares and monsters, killers, aliens, demons and yes, clowns—that’s my cup of tea on a Friday night. Perhaps it’s the physical reaction when scared or the interesting ways writers concoct these stories, then reimagined by a director, that enter the realm of realistic and unrealistic. Of course Killer Klowns falls under the latter. But sometimes a film hits a little too close to home of being probable (When A Stranger Calls, Last House on the Left, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, House of Wax…just kidding on that last one). Films based on true events or even compiled from several events can terrify, but fictitious films with intense realism can be just as frightening.     

Goodnight Mommy, appears to fit the bill of being quite possibly scary as hell!

Quick Facts

Director(s): Veronika Dranz & Severin Fiala 

Written by: Veronika Dranz & Severin Fiala

U.S. Release date: September 11, 2015

Premise: Two twin brothers living out in the country in the heat of summer wait for their mother to arrive after she has had cosmetic surgery. Once arrived, the boys stop believing the bandaged woman who has returned is their mother, and instead an impostor.


Look out for the follow up article ‘Frightening Fridays #1 Part 2 Film Review

Post Trailer Comments

So, you’ve watched the trailer. Yeah–see I told you it would be






So let’s dissect this trailer a bit…

You have this seemingly innocent setting in a lovely countryside, isolated to a point that no one can hear your screams with characters who are too young to defend themselves (at least in the trailer). Add the third character (no father in this I guess), the mother who appears completely different from what the twins remember. So naturally, they talk behind her back and stick bugs in her mouth…their kids, of course they put bugs in her mouth. Unexpectedly, she eats them and as the trailer continues, her behavior becomes more insane.

So, what do you think about this movie? Will you be watching or ditching it for something else???


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