Goodnight Mommy (2015)


Goodnight Mommy (2015)

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Genre: Creepy Kid, Madness & Paranoia
  • Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
  • Screenwriter: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

Goodnight Mommy (2015) Rating:

  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8 / 10;

Goodnight Mommy (2015) Synopsis:

Following an accident, twin boys gets the idea that their mum isn’t who she pretend she is, and will go to terrible lengths to uncover the truth

Goodnight Mommy (2015) Review:

We don’t get to hear much about Austrian horror movies, but this is about to change. After the excellent Blood Glacier last year, it is Goodnight Mummy which puts the country on the front-page this year.

The movie is a horrific psychological thriller about twins who believe their mother isn’t their mother. There is also a fascinating mystery about whether one of the boy is dead or not. Both mysteries evolves in parallel and together create a huge suspense. The movie gradually escalade until the tension becomes almost unbearable. The final climax left me quite speechless.

The movie is really beautiful too. The shots are really picturesque and always very elaborated, playing a lot on important details and suggestion. The movie has this cold Scandinavian feeling (even though it’s Austrian) and slow pace that makes it stand out from your usual horror movie. But don’t worry, it also has a lot of skin crawling moments.

I might have heard read too many good reviews of that movie before watching it because I was a little disappointed at the all experience at first, but looking back at it, this was easily the best psychological thriller of the year so far.

Goodnight Mommy (2015) Cast:


Lukas Schwarz Lukas Schwarz Lukas
Elias Schwarz Elias Schwarz Elias
Susanne Wuest Susanne Wuest Mutter
Hans Escher Hans Escher Priester
Elfriede Schatz Elfriede Schatz Rotkreuz Sammlerin
Karl Purker Karl Purker Rotkreuz Sammler
Georg Deliovsky Georg Deliovsky Pizzalieferant
Christian Steindl Christian Steindl Mesner
Christian Schatz Christian Schatz Bauer
Erwin Schmalzbauer Erwin Schmalzbauer Akkordeongott