I saw Alien: Covenant. I really like it. How does Ridley Scott sleep at night dreaming this stuff up? Any horror movie that has Wagner’s Entrance of the Gods to Valhalla on its soundtrack has got to be good. And did I mention that thing called Alien? Plenty of grisly Alien attacks, some terrifying silvery dust, and a new white mutant Alien that looks almost human. I’m not going to tell you how this creature came about. Suffice it to say, it all fits in with the plot and that cave they go into. I don’t want to give anything away.
I enjoyed the intriguing ending, too, which keeps you guessing until . . .
No director alive does horror better than Ridley.
Goodnight Mommy is a creepy, unsettling movie that reminds me of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games in that regard. But I didn’t find it scary. It does have a good plot twist in the ending. It’s sickening watching what the main characters do to each other, though. It’s up to you whether you would want to sit through this ordeal of psychological and physical abuse, which seems to go on for a long time. It works on different levels as a horror movie and one that explores psychological hangups and how they influence individuals’ minds and their interactions with other individuals. I found it more successful with its attempts at psychological examinations than with its attempts at horror.