Who is the woman behind those bandages? Twin brothers confront a frightening possibility in “Goodnight Mommy.” The thriller, set in a remote country house, revolves around brothers challenging the only adult in their lives. What results is a disturbing thriller that keeps viewers guessing until the last reveal. If the premise seems eerily familiar, there’s a good reason. “Goodnight Mommy” is a remake of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s acclaimed 2014 film, a film we described as “unnerving [and] elegantly ratcheting [its] creepiness.” We also put it on our list of The Best Horror Movies Of The Decade [the 2010s].
Matt Sobel directs the 2022 update from a screenplay by Kyle Warren. The filmmaker’s expertise in mystery and horror themes became apparent with “Brand New Cherry Flavor.” Sobel directed two episodes of the horror series in addition to being a co-executive producer.
‘Mommy’ relies on a small cast to increase its sense of isolation. The film features real-life brothers Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as the doubting twins. Naomi Watts also stars as the injured, bandaged mother whose startling changes inspire their distrust.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
When twin brothers (Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti) arrive at their mother’s (Naomi Watts) country home to discover her face covered in bandages—the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery—they immediately sense that something doesn’t add up. She sets strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom, and secretly rips up a drawing they gave her—things their loving mother would never do. As her behavior grows increasingly bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys’ minds: The sinking suspicion that the woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t their mother at all.
Brothers contemplate the unthinkable in “Goodnight Mommy.” The film premieres exclusively on Prime Video on September 16. Watch the new trailer below.