Goodnight Mommy is a new horror film poised for theatrical release on Sept. 11, 2015, and while the film itself may not be any good, the trailer is unbelievable.
That’s at least what many in the jaded horror community are saying, and you’ll probably see why once you click play on the 2-minute, 23-second trailer below.
But before doing that, here’s a bit of background on a possible frontrunner for scariest film of 2015. It was actually made in 2014 and is one of those rare films that has two directors, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.
It stars Susanne Wuest and child stars Elias and Lukas Schwarz, who are drawing some comparisons to those creepy kids from The Shining (Stanley Kubrick’s version, not the mini-series).
(Once you get far enough into the trailer, you’ll likely see why those comparisons are being made.)
As for the plot synopsis, here’s what IMDb has to say.
“In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.”
Okay, yes, creepy enough. But now get a load of this.
The above video being hosted on YouTube, that means you’re bound to have commenters who toss out comments like “looks stupid” or “this sucks” without even having watched it, but for the most part, the reaction was positive.
“Finally. A horror movie that actually looks scary,” wrote one. “Usually the trailers don’t phase me a bit. But this one did for some reason,” wrote another.
Indeed, horror journalists are also having a strong reaction to the film, with iDigitalTimes speculating that it could be “The Babadook of 2015.”
Then, there is this tweet from Creepy Catalog.
— Creepy Catalog (@CreepyCatalog) August 6, 2015
Horror audiences won’t know anything one way or another until Goodnight Mommy hits theaters in September. The film does have one thing going against it as far as American audiences are concerned. There are not many subtitled films that play well in the U.S. Most are usually doomed for the dreaded U.S. remake pile before they gain any traction.
The simple concept, small cast, and suspense-driven plot, however, could make that a non-issue as it doesn’t look like a dialogue-heavy film from the two minutes above.
Do you think Goodnight Mommy looks creepy, and will you be checking it out this fall? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image via YouTube screen grab]