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Watch: Eerie Exclusive Clip from 'Goodnight Mommy' Features a Mother Without a Face

Photo of Shipra Harbola Gupta By Shipra Harbola Gupta | Indiewire August 21, 2014 at 12:32PM

It's what you don't see in this scene that will have you on the edge of your seat.

It's not often that a single scene from a completely unfamiliar film, with an equally unfamiliar director and cast, will, in a matter of seconds, manage to convince you to watch the entire film.

Austrian art house horror "Goodnight Mommy," however, is a major exception.

Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, "Goodnight Mommy" is a twisted tale that centers on two twin boys, who become convinced that their mother is no longer actually their mother after she returns home from plastic surgery with her face covered in bandages.

The scene in question -- the one that made us shiver with fear and hooked us all at once -- has a certain amount of Hitchcockian flavor to it. That's all we'll say. Watch the complete scene below and decide for yourself.

"Goodnight Mommy" will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival later this month and subsequently screen at the Toronto International Film Festival at the beginning of September.

This article is related to: Goodnight Mommy, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz, Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

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