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The House In Goodnight Mommy Means Much More Than You Likely Realize



In an interview with Variety, Mary Colston and Alexander Dynan elaborated on how the house was laid out to act as a map for the characters’ emotions. At a glance, the house doesn’t come across as foreboding. The living room’s high ceilings, bright furniture, and rustic accents suggest a life of material comforts and tranquility. However, the deeper Lukas and Elias move into the house, the more it feels like a trap. While the boys’ room feels youthful and familiar, their mother’s space is dim and dirty. With the curtains drawn tightly shut, the walls seem to curl in on themselves, sagging towards fly-swarmed plates of old food and soiled laundry.

The cave-like room doesn’t exactly align with the image of the loving mother the audience sees singing to the boys at the beginning of the movie. “The more you get into the room, the more the world makes you question, ‘What is going on with this woman?'” Colston told the outlet. Dynan, who wanted the set to reinforce the film’s central conflict, added: “You think, as an audience, is she just a stressed-out mom? Or is there something else?”

That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the plot moves forward, leading to a shocking ending that puts a twist on the original film’s conclusion. By taking full advantage of all the tools at their disposal, the creative team behind the movie was able to help this remake feel fresh.

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