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"Mother!" Premiered At The Toronto Film Festival And People Are Not Okay

"What a nice, pleasant movie where nothing bad happens at all."

So September (or as I like to call it: "Halloween Foreplay Month") is in full swing, with horror films slowly creeping into theaters.

The next film in the shit-your-goddamn-pants line-up appears to be mother! from director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, your nightmares in general).

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Outside of the fact that the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris, they've managed to keep the plot under wraps.

So you can imagine the ~general unsettling feeling~ people must have had when they were handed A PRAYER CARD upon entering the screening at the Toronto Film Festival.

looool they're handing out cards with the "mother's prayer" on them before mother! because this movie is so TWISTED… https://t.co/87t2mNE4nF

While some were intrigued by the small, yet ingenious use of marketing.

bold of aronofsky to be personally handing out Theme and Metaphor cards before this press screening of MOTHER! #TIFF17

Man I'm so pumped for this movie!! https://t.co/XtwA1JokNA

Others were like, yeah no.

@davidehrlich Not QUITE the version I grew up with 😂

But nothing compared to the actual mini-reviews of the movie itself following this screening.

"Mother!" is a totally fucking insane descent into a nightmare. Don't think. Don't analyze. Just experience it.… https://t.co/mGQySsK8RO

i'd wager that anyone comparing MOTHER! to ROSEMARY'S BABY hasn't seen either movie. #TIFF17

After seeing Aronofsky's "mother!" I had to skip my next movie and grab a medicinal coffee at dark horse. So far th… https://t.co/xaCerCBTjp

mother! is a scorched-earth nightmare with an obvious highlight: Michelle Pfeiffer and all her devilish splendor. #tiff17

What a nice, pleasant movie where nothing bad happens at all

Whatever your ~feels~ are, mother! hits theaters Sept. 15th, 2017.

I won't spoil the big metaphor, but oh my god, the cojones a guy would have to possess to even attempt something like this