The remake of Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy will be with us in September, and here’s the first trailer.
When it comes to American remakes of horror films, it’s often a case of diminishing returns, with a remake rarely capturing the terror of the original.
However, in the case of Goodnight Mommy, the premise sounds at once simple yet scary:
‘When twin brothers arrive at their mother’s country home to discover her face covered in bandages—the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery—they immediately sense that something doesn’t add up. She sets strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom, and secretly rips up a drawing they gave her—things their loving mother would never do. As her behaviour grows increasingly bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys’ minds: The sinking suspicion that the woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t their mother at all.’
Naomi Watts, who has form in horror remakes, having starred in Michael Haneke’s shot for shot remake of Funny Games in 2007, stars as the mother, with Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as the two brothers. Peter Hermann also features. Matt Sobel directs from a screenplay by Kyle Warren.
Take a look at the trailer:
Goodnight Mommy will be released on Amazon Prime Video on the 16th September
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