5 Mia Goth's Best Roles That Made Her The Scream Queen
"The whole world is gonna know my name!"
A regular in auteur horror films, the heir to Shelley Duvall from The Shining and Mia Farrow from Rosemary's Baby, a true scream queen – that's Mia Goth.
These five movie will show Mia's path to becoming the main horror star of our time.
1. High Life
The movie caused a lot of controversy among viewers: some cursed the movie for what it was worth, while others considered it a cinematic masterpiece. Goth plays one of the criminals sent to roam the universe in search of a black hole. The teens are under the care of Juliette Binoche's character, who uses the crew for her fertility experiments.
Although High Life is more of a dramatic sci-fi movie, it has its fair share of chilling scenes. The movie explores topics of the future of humanity, gender relations, and the nature of infinity.
2. A Cure for Wellness
Mia plays Hannah, a patient at a mysterious spa hotel in the Swiss Alps. She begins to help Lockhart, who is trying to expose the owners of the establishment. It turns out that the owner of the hotel is a 200-year-old baron who has been prolonging life through horrific experiments on patients.
Hannah is the baron's daughter, with whose help he wants to create a "pure" bloodline. Although there are a lot of loose ends in the plot, and the movie is criticized for its clumsy ending, it is worth watching just for Goth's performance, which adds magic to the dark tale.
Mia Goth plays Sara, a student at a Berlin dance school run by the mysterious Madame Blanc. Sara is one of the first to learn that the teachers at the school are witches: under their spell, Sara performs a deadly dance routine that can be considered the highlight of the entire movie.
The main character, played by Dakota Johnson, does not want to follow Sara's path, so she desperately tries to unravel all the secrets that the walls of the school hold.
The first chapter of Ti West's trilogy, set in the late 1970s, follows a group of young people who go to a remote farm to make a porn movie. Mia Goth stars as Maxine, a young actress who dreams of becoming an adult film star. The filming plans are ruined by an older couple who rent out their barn.
A harmless building in the suburbs turns into a slaughter house, and the culprit is the crazy lady Pearl, who, like Maxine, has dreamed of being in the spotlight all her life, and who, like Maxine, was played by Mia Goth.
If you're wondering how Pearl got crazy, Ti West takes you back to 1918. Pearl is the daughter of strict German immigrants. All she wants is to dance on stage, but her parents don't let her. Pearl goes to the movies where she meets a man who shows her the first pornographic films. He promises to take the girl to Europe and give her a role in one of these movies, but to do this, Pearl needs to get rid of the main obstacle – her parents.
Unlike its predecessor, Pearl is a movie built entirely around the character of Mia Goth. After such a performance, the actress can easily earn the title of the main scream queen of our time.