4 items from 2013
Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com
Anything that has a “Guillermo Del Toro Presents…” tag above a film, be it horror or otherwise, I know I can get excited about because that man just has an eye for some bizarre and refreshingly original content and he hasn’t let me down yet.
Mama comes from the twisted minds of Andrés Muschietti and Bárbara Muschietti and is the result of Guillermo Del Toro discovering their 2008 short film Mamá and being so impressed by it that he helped the duo develop a feature film around the concept with bigger toys to play with in the sandbox.
I could begin this sentence by going into the plot and setting up the storyline for you all, but Mama is one of those horror films where you are best going into blind and discovering plot details for yourself and even beginning to describe how this »
Today’s film is the 2008 short Mamá. The film is written and directed by Andres Muschietti, and produced by Barbara Muschietti. Andres and Barbara Muschietti made their feature film writing debut on the horror film Mama, which was released in American theatres this weekend, under the tutelage of Guillermo Del Toro, who produced the feature length film and introduces this particular short. Andres Muschietti also made his feature film directing debut with Mama.
- Deepayan Sengupta
For those of you still with no background on Andrés Muschietti’s supernatural horror film Mama, it can all be traced back to a powerful little short film, well, short scene if we’re being more accurate. Depicting the return of a mother to her two young daughters (we assume), we find out Mamá isn’t all that into hugs and kisses, and she’s actually some kind of apparition our pint-sized protagonists fear. Running only at about two and a half minutes, we get no explanation or backstory for what could have happened to Mamá, but someone rather influential became instantaneously impressed with Muschietti’s effort, jumping on board to produce a feature film based on the tiny Mamá short. That man, as you now know, was visionary director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth/Hellboy), who can now be seen introducing Muschietti’s short film for all to see. »
- Matt Donato
Academy Award®-nominee Guillermo Del Toro (Pan.s Labyrinth, Hellboy series) presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something wants to come tuck them in at night.
Five years ago, sisters Victoria (Red Riding Hood.s Megan Charpentier) and Lilly (Mirador.s Isabelle NÉLISSE) vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (The Help.s Academy Award®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.
As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, »
- Movie Geeks
4 items from 2013
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