Goodnight Mommy

Release Date: September 11, 2015 (Limited) (US)

Director: Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz

Director of Photography: Martin Gschlacht

“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 observational struggle with fatal consequences on par with THE SHINING and DEAD RINGERS.”

Trailer Provided By: RADiUS

*** I have just seen this film, and it is immediately one of my favorites of this year. Expertly acted, magnificently edited, and beautifully shot, this film utilizes the simple things in horror films, much like last year’s The Babadook. It is not for everyone however; The final 30 - 40 minutes of this film are quite difficult to watch at times, but it is well worth the investment. It maintains a great deal of tension throughout the whole film while also providing an absolutely haunting atmosphere for it’s entirety. It really is an intense and creepy film. When this is released, I implore you to check it out. It will surprise you; I assure it. ***

Future Perfect: What Fate Awaits Jupiter Ascending?

Jupiter Ascending is, as far as Warner Bros. is concerned, done. It has long since finished its theatrical run and has now been released worldwide in almost every conceivable home media format. Promotion has essentially halted, and the movie is now at the mercy of the public. 

So, what’s next for it? While it’s impossible to say for certain, it doesn’t hurt to speculate. In particular, I’d like to resurrect a comparison I’ve made before - Jupiter Ascending is, in terms of both its content and reception, pretty much a modern-day Labyrinth.

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