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GOODNIGHT MOMMY (2014) Movie Featurette: “Exclusive” Making Of Clip

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Goodnight Mommy “Exclusive Home Video Clip” Vlog. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz‘s Goodnight Mommy (2014) movie featurette entitled “Exclusive Home Video Clip” has been released as promotional material for the film’s official DVD & Blu-Ray release.

In the video, directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz discuss the difficulty of casting the twin boys, how the specificity of their accent, looks, and acting abilities was a rare combination. They did, eventually, find about 20 potential pairs. Veronika Franz mentions how much she enjoys the casting process.

We previously published these Goodnight Mommy articles:

According to DreadCentral, “The ‘masterful and artfully unsettling’ film, which is generating strong Oscar® buzz as Austria’s official 2016 entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala and stars Susanne Wuest (Antares, Judas Goat, Thank You Mr. President) and brothers Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz in their feature film debut.

A worldwide festival favorite, Goodnight Mommy made audiences squirm at the Venice Film Festival, AFI Fest, TIFF, Sitges, Thessaloniki Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest.

In a lonesome house in the countryside in the heat of mid-summer, nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return from the hospital. When she comes home with her face obscured by bandages, 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 struggle with fatal consequences on par with The Shining and Dead Ringers in what The Daily Beast calls ‘the most terrifying film of the year.’

Goodnight Mommy is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $26.99 and $22.98, respectively, and includes the special feature ‘A Conversation with Filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.'”

Having heard of all the festival buzz around this film, I checked it out as soon as I possibly could, and I must say, after so many iterations of generic haunted doll films, mediocre copies of found-footage films, and gory but terribly acted and written B-movies, this was a pleasant surprise. It’s slow, takes its time, is shot very well and written minimally in order to maximize suspense. You’re not quite sure what’s going on for most of the time (although, I actually called it from the first five to ten minutes – this didn’t ruin the experience, though), and when violence occurs – it really hurts. The sound design in this film was likely paid high attention to, as every scratch or potential for physical pain really shrieks into your ears.

The film is available now, and if horror or thriller films are up your alley, I’d recommend you give this a shot.

Check out the new featurette starring the directors. What do you think?

Watch the Goodnight Mommy vlog and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Goodnight Mommy is now available on DVD & Blu-Ray. For more Goodnight Mommy information, videos, photos, and reviews, visit our Goodnight Mommy Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us onTwitterTumblrGoogle+ or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.

Goodnight Mommy – Exclusive Home Video Clip by dreadcentral

Sources: DreadCentral, IMDb


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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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