Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's buzzed-about horror film "Goodnight Mommy" hits select theaters today -- and to entice you into their dark world, HitFix is premiering an exclusive clip that sees twins Lukas and Elias (Lukas and Elias Schwarz) walking on eggshells around their mother (Susanne Wuest), who has just returned from getting extensive cosmetic surgery. It's a scene that's representative of the film's slow-burning dread, before the plot builds to a truly shocking climax.

Here's the official synopsis:

Twin boys who do everything together, from collecting beetles to feeding stray cats, welcome their mother home after her reconstructive surgery. But with her face wrapped in bandages, and her demeanor distant, they grow suspicious of her identity.

Watch the clip above and below. You can check out my interview with the filmmakers here, and view the official trailer here.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.