Master of the macabre, Guillermo “Pan’s Labyrinth” del Toro, loves to scare the bejeezus out of us and he is set to do just that with Andres Muschietti’s new supernatural thriller, Mama.
In the history of cinema, have strange orphans found alive in forests ever turned out well? The answer is a resounding no, but Hollywood folk never seem to learn. Two girls are found alive in a forest years after they disappeared into said forest, after the murder of their mother. They are survived by their uncle, who promptly adopts them as this always turns out swell (who remembers the film Orphan?) but all is not as it seems as the girls seem to have brought a terrible maternal presence with them…
While we do complain a lot about the current trend of reboots and remakes in Hollywood at the moment, there is another trend that has me smiling from ear to ear: Horror and science fiction films are starting to get the respect and recognition they deserve and that has paved the way to many great titles heading to our silver screens, and anything with Del Toro’s stamp of approval on it is fine by me…I will even let the thoroughly disappointing “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” slide.
So yes, have a look at the trailer and tell me what you think:
Really, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain? A pair of creepy girls keep looking into corners and talking about “Mama” and you have no inclination to send them packing? I know for a fact that the moment my kids start talking to “imaginary friends” I’m selling them for experiments.
Last Updated: September 14, 2012