19 January 2013 7:14 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Mama began its decidedly creepy life almost five years ago as a web short shot in Spanish. The craftsmanship and scare factor were such that Guillermo del Toro was inspired to help sibling creators Andrés and Barbara Muschietti expand their story into a feature. Of course, there are dangers in trading the narrative freedom of the short form for the high pressure of the Big Leagues, but thankfully the Muschiettis’ vision remains intact—Mama is a terrifying success. »

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