Rated PG-13 · 100 minutes · 2013

This genuinely chilling haunted fairytale comes from producer Guillermo del Toro and writer/director Andres Muschietti, and is based on Mushcietti’s original short film. Two little girls are abandoned by their demented father in the forest. They are discovered years later and adopted by their uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain). The little girls have taken on the characteristics of feral beasts and are convinced they are being watched over by a force they call “Mama.” As it turns out, Mama is very real, and a decent CGI creation that is both scary and just the right touch of funny. The film works not just because Muschietti knows how to construct a good scare, but also because he does a great job getting you to care for the little girls and the Chastain character. Chastain, looking rather gothic in this one, delivers another good performance, even though she isn’t very convincing as a bass player in a punk band. I was scared throughout much of this movie.
Official Site: www.mamamovie.com
Director: Andy Muschietti
Producer: J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat, Morgan McGarry, David Fox, Domenic Cuzzocrea, Chris Marren, Ray Kahnert, Diane Gordon, Matthew Edison and Maya Dawe




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Charleston City Paper There's nothing new in this demonic horror flick What kept them alive during that time, a demon they call Mama, travels with the girls to their new home — and Mama is very protective of her babies. by Dan Hudak 01/23/2013
Portland Mercury Mama's Girls Overbearing ghost mothers are the worst. by Courtney Ferguson 01/16/2013
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