Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich seh) (2014)

Director(s): Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz. Cast: Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz. 99 min. Rated R. Austria. Mystery/Horror. 

Twin brothers (the creepiest twins since The Shining) find their mother home, returned from surgery, face extensively bandaged. They gradually suspect she's not their real mom. Along the lines of Shyamalan's Sixth Sense, spiced with some sadistic Michael Haneke-type storytelling (an Oozaini genre film), the film boasts an intricate screenplay, an incredibly eerie use of silence, and a climactic shock; but threw me off with two scenes (a nude woman's otherworldly appearance in a forest, a skeleton-filled cave), even though I was suspecting the shock midway through. In other words, like High Tension (2003), they cheat. Could've been a MoMagic.

PS: Just became available on Amazone Prime.

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