Every now and then there comes that one movie that you've either heard of from other people that you talk to or that you've read about in magazines like Fangoria, Horrorhound or Rue Morgue and even the internet with such sites as DVDtalk.com or various other horror sites that are out there. This film here found its way to us via chatter around the world and movie festivals it was showcased in and then into the hands of Radius & Anchor Bay who we whole heartedly thank for giving us this chance to review this film for them. I'll admit when it comes to a foreign film it can tend to be extremely better than our own films and I don't know why but I am grateful that there are places in this world that can make a decent horror movie and not make it seem cheap, cheesy or plain dumb.
Goodnight Mommy plays on that element of not knowing what is going on around you and how you can either deal with it or go that extra mile and get rid of it. The film follows a mother whose fresh off facial surgery and has her face covered by bandages and is sent home to do her recovery all while at home her twin son's are there awaiting her return. What transpires is a series of events that cause the kids to believe that the person under the bandages isn't their mother and infact is a complete stranger. So the twins set out on taking said stranger hostage and begin their downard spiral into the truth of the whole movie.Like I said before about foreign films they can tend to be extremely good or just good. But this movie is very well done and I enjoyed it. I found that the use of glue for being used as a means of entrapment brings out the fact that anything can be used as a device to keep a person from getting away. Even gluing the mother's lips shut had me cringing because you know they had to cut through that later on in the film and that feeling is like a cringing tug on your soul, literally grasping at my own face. So yeah I can live with duct tape being ripped off skin because well its just hair and skin and that can grow back but when it come to the mouth. You're talking one the most sensitive places on the human body just the fact that they glued the lips had my skin crawling but when they had to cut her lips apart from the just so she could eat. Oh man I was already to jump out of my skin.
Also if you haven't seen yet but we are running a giveaway of this film. Yes that's right we have 3 copies of the film to giveaway and all you have to do is enter it to get a chance to win a copy of this film. So good luck and I hope you enjoy one of the most creepiest films of 2015!!!
reviewed by Bucky