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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Don’t miss the preview of Goodnight Mommy’s screening at Rooftop Films 2015 Summer Series (Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC).The Austrian thriller about two young boys and their mysteriously altered mother opens in theaters September 11, 2015.

While its largely incident-based narrative lacks the heft of a truly  clever script, notions of  identity and motherhood are questioned with impressive sharpness and  brutal consequences in this somewhat different horror flick. Angular, surgically clean production design helps maintain an oppressive atmosphere throughout and bold directorial strokes keep you at the edge of your seat. Depicting cruelty of the hair-raising sort, the film’s final act is not for the faint of heart but pure catnip for genre fans. 

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, ich seh) | Directed by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (Austria 2014) with Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz. Opens in NYC September 11.