Mommy issues

OUT NOW! Austria puts itself on the genre map with ICH SEH, ICH SEH, a tight, clean film that keeps the focus on the scare factor.

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. 

Ich seh, ich seh | Directed by Severin Fiala, Veronika 
Franz (Austria 2014) 
with Susanne Wuest, Elias 
Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz. Starts July 2

Originally published in issue #140, July/August 2015.