I love Jessica Chastain, who by my unofficial count was in ALL the movies last year. Here, she’s the lead in Mama, a horror movie “presented” by Guillermo del Toro. While I don’t have the official count on the number of films that have been “Presented” by Guillermo del Toro, I can say with absolute certainty that almost none of them have been good. It seems that del Toro is more interested in putting his names on movies than actually making them these days, which is fine because he’s got a great name. It sounds like a bullfighter’s name! But he’s not helping the reputation of that name by taking a few thousand dollars and sticking his name on every horror movie that comes down the deformed poop chute of the horror movie genre.
Mama is a Canadian horror drama film, directed by Andres Muschietti from a screenplay by Muschetti, his Barbara Muschetti and Neil Cross (“Luther”). It’s about a couple faced with the challenge of raising their young nieces after discovering them in the woods, where they had been lost for five years.
I don’t know what’s going on in the trailer, but that light fixture is apparently the root of all evil. I hope for the sake of all the people involved that the actual movie is better than the trailer.