EYES OF MY MOTHER is a creepy little horror flick from director Nicolas Pesce. The film tells the story of a young Portuguese girl living on a secluded farm in what appears to be the American Midwest who is so afraid of being alone that she’ll do just about anything to keep people around.
Pesce’s film feels like it was partially inspired by Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein and features terrific black and white visuals and some gruesome gore effects. While the film provides just enough grue and bloodshed, it is also profoundly sad.
Assistant Editor Mike Vanderbilt sat down with Pesce at Fantastic Fest to pick the director’s brain about runtimes, serial killers, and his inspiration for the film.
Mike Vanderbilt is a freelance writer and contributor based on the south side of Chicago. Mike has appeared on The A.V. Club, The Chicago Reader, Fangoria, and Consequence Of Sound tackling a variety of subjects ranging from Cheap Trick, George Lucas' Red Tails, and for better or worse knows a thing or two about online dating. A bartender by trade, he holds a degree in accountancy but he was never very good at it.When not mixing cocktails, Mike hosts and produces the Drinks On Monday With The Strike Team podcast, as well as Revenge Of The Pod People. He can also be seen performing with his power pop band The Romeros and punk act Modern Day Rippers.