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Masks, twins, forestry and bugs have all been in horror films before, but that doesn’t mean they’ll ever get old. Written and directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, “Goodnight Mommy” uses all of those tropes to great use, making for one unnerving horror film. Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz star.
The official synopsis reads: “In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying struggle with fatal consequences on par with ‘The Shining’ and ‘Dead Ringers.'”
“Goodnight Mommy” will be released on September 11. Check out the trailer above and prepare for goosebumps.