Goodnight Mommy

Wuest, Susanne

SKU: 013132630953

UPC 013132630953
Release Date 2015-12-01
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 100
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Beginning with a gentle lullaby and ending with a tightly packed wallop, GOODNIGHT MOMMY is one viscerally chilling, seriously unsettling horror film.[T]his elegantly nasty little potboiler should satisfy those brave enough to brave it. -- Grade: B+GOODNIGHT MOMMY, a brilliantly sinister horror film in the recent art-house mold of THE BABADOOK and IT FOLLOWS, has a premise that cracks like the whip of a devil’s tail. -- Grade: A[A]n intelligently staged and executed creepfest....Making their debuts as feature directors, Franz and Fiala demonstrate a genuine gift for filmmaking...Eyes -- and what we think they see -- are everything in this carefully controlled creep-out, gazing into mirrors and peering through shutters and tightly wrapped gauze.Directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala do a beautiful job of giving us just a little more rope with every scene, just a little bit more of a hint as to what’s really happening. The cinematography is brilliant...4 stars out of 5 -- Martin Gschlacht’s superb 35mm cinematography moves from the dreamscapes of the exteriors to the horrors of the interiors with mounting unease...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.
Cast Martin Gschlacht (Director of Photography)
Veronika Franz (Screenwriter)
Veronika Franz (Director)
Suli Rakicky (Special Effects)
Martha Ruess (Makeup)
Severin Fiala (Screenwriter)
Severin Fiala (Director)
Erwin Reichel (Special Effects)
Klaus Kellermann (Sound)
Louis Oellerer (Production Manager/UPM)
Roman Braunhofer (Makeup)
Nina Wilhelm (Production Manager/UPM)
Peter Muhr (Production Manager/UPM)
Tissi Brandhofer (Special Effects)
Tissi Brandhofer (Stunt Coordinator)
Harry Siebler (Special Effects)
Fritz Schuckert (Special Effects)
Roman Schneller (Special Effects)
Krzystof Chlebinski (Special Effects)
Ferry Kammerer (Special Effects)
Susanne Wuest (Star)
Elfriede Schatz (Co-Star)
Elias Schwarz (Star)
Lukas Schwarz (Star)
Hans Escher (Star)
Karl Purker (Co-Star)
George Deliovsky (Co-Star)
Christian Steindl (Co-Star)
Christian Schatz (Co-Star)
Erwin Schmalzbauer (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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