Review: Mama

A few years back, brother and sister Andy and Barbara Muschietti made a short horror film - essentially 3 minutes of two kids being chased through their house by a creature - and it got the attention of Guillermo del Toro who shepherded the duo into expanding the idea into a feature length film. The results are a far more clever premise then one might expect from watching the short, especially with so many horror films now falling into the same traps in trying to deliver the types of scares expected by less discerning horror fans.

The feature-length "Mama" kicks off in particularly intriguing fashion, opening on an abandoned car by the side of the road, the radio informing us of an economic crash and a shooting at a financial firm. The car's owner, a businessman played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister of "Game of Thrones"), arrives home to pile his
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