Released last night, “Goodnight Mommy” is now being called “the scariest trailer ever.” That’s a pretty high honor, but to see why people are saying that you need to actually see the trailer for yourself. It’s apparently so scary to some people that there are reaction videos popping up all over the place. The film is making itself a cult classic and it hasn’t even opened yet! It’s a foreign film about two little boys who live on a lonely little countryside awaiting the return of their mother from the hospital.
Why the heck didn’t these children have someone looking out for them while their mother was away?
Anyway, when their mother comes back, nothing is the same. Their mother’s face is wrapped up in white bandages and she is acting completely different from what the children are used to. The children see their mother do strange things like walk around the house and completely ignore them, lay in bed all day and go in to the woods all night. The mother is creepy, but there’s something about the children that is equally as creepy. To know that these children are wandering around the house all by themselves and being ignored by their mom…is just…weird. Later in the trailer we see brief shots of the kids wearing creepy masks, performing scary rituals and hovering over their mother with those same creepy masks,
That’s certainly not the scariest part. One of the strangest and most creepy parts of the trailer happens when the mother goes out in to the woods with her underwear on and those gross bandages across her face. We see her slowly walk out there during what looks like dusk and her head start shaking violently in all different direction.
The other scariest part of the trailer is when the boys put a cockroach on their “mother’s” chest. The cockroach climbs up her chest and near her mouth. The entire time, I’m screaming: “no, no, no! Don’t go in her mouth!” Not only does the cockroach go in her mouth, she chews on it loudly! Ugh. This gave big shivers. A short clip in the trailer shows that there is at least one other scene with a swarm of cockroaches. Many horror fans will want to see this movie so bad, but cockroaches might be a deal breaker. Whoever put this trailer together put together all the right clips because people are completely freaking out over it!
This film does seem to be a slow burner. Audiences used to silly scares and gore will have to be patient with this film and should not expect a fast pace or slasher tone. If the trailer is an equal representation of what the film will be like, then this easily be a new horror cult classic on our hands.