Darren Aronofsky Showcases His Unique Brand of Horror With ‘Mother!’
The first official look at ‘Mother!‘ is not only chilling but rather puzzling. Like previous Darren Aronofsky movies, the viewer isn’t always clued in on what’s happening. That doesn’t change with the newest trailer for ‘Mother!‘. Unlike the teaser released a few weeks back, there’s a better sense of the film’s plot. A reclusive couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) have their peaceful lives shaken up. There’s no confirmation on what starts the horror, but it doesn’t take long for it to get extreme.
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The film feels like a psycho-sexual version of Rosemary’s Baby. Viewers can’t help but get a satanic vibe from what’s shown here. With the addition of Michelle Phiffer and Ed Harris characters, things not only get stranger but far more erotic. Are they trying to lure this homely couple into something dark?
Darren Aronofsky is known for bending genre conventions, blurring the line between what is a thriller and what is horror. ‘Mother!‘ seems to be in vain of his previous work Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. The raw reality is a terrifying concept, so why not explore that? Though Aronofsky ups the realism with a little magic, it doesn’t take away from his dramatic & horrifying look at humans. ‘Mother!‘ seems to dive into marriage, love, and what happens when temptation strikes. Going from addiction to drugs and work, could this be his film about a serious addiction to love?
Let me know what you think of the first official trailer for ‘Mother!‘ in the comments below. Do you believe that this art-house horror film will find any mainstream appeal?
“Terror strikes when uninvited guests disrupt a couple’s tranquil existence.”
‘Mother!‘ stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Phieffer, and Ed Harris.
The new Darren Aronofsky film premieres in theaters on September 15th.