'Mama' Horror Movie Will Scare Moms Most of All -- Bring It!

Mama movieGuillermo del Toro is famous for Pan’s Labyrinth and other supernatural and sometimes terrifying fare, but his latest, the new movie Mama, has been terrifying all of us with its previews for months. With good reason.

It’s pretty dang terrifying. But it is not JUST terrifying. It is also the story of a mother’s love and the twisted, obsessive way it can grow. As a mom, it is easily recognizable. The film tells the story of Victoria and Lily, two little girls lost in the woods after their father murdered their mother and two of his colleagues and then was murdered himself in a strange and unexplained attack in a secluded cabin.

Five years later, the girls are found and taken in by their uncle and his live-in girlfriend (Jessica Chastain). It quickly becomes apparent they did not return alone and that something is “taking care” of them and did the same in the woods. Can’t tell any more without spoilers, but trust me. This is a must-see for parents.

It’s not even that it is scary. Though it is. It is also just a universal truth of parenthood. We raise our children, love them, give them everything we have. And then they leave us.

Most of us are not vengeful ghosts bent on destroying everyone we see and know. But most of us can at least relate to the overwhelming love a parent has for a child. That is the heart of this film. It all started when Del Toro saw a short made by director Andrés Muschietti. See below:


Creepy, right? It was so creepy, they teamed up to turn it into a feature film. This is the preview below:


Yes. It is every bit as scary as it looks. I must have jumped 15 times in my seat and clutched my husband during our screening. But it also has a message that will ring true to any mom who has felt like she loved her children a bit much. And, be honest, that’s all of us sometimes, right?

Shiver. Yes. It still gets to me. Just see it. You won’t be sorry.

Do you want to see Mama?



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nonmember avatar gretta

Absolutely not and I wish the theme of children and horror would be abandoned.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Saw the previews awhile ago and still unsure if I want to see this movie.

MamaB... MamaBear2cubs

That looks intense.Not sure If it is something I would watch.

Leele... Leelee1008

Yeah I will not be seeing this one. to much for me.

sukainah sukainah

Yes, I'd kind of like to see it but I don't think my DH would want to see it.  He thinks about the scary movies afterward way too much and freaks himself out LOL

nonmember avatar lily

I agree with Gretta

Raylene McCrea

I can't wait to see this movie! It's one thing to not like scary movies but, get off your high horses about the kids in horror thing. Kids can play the scariest and most intense roles because they aren't restricted by their own egos or perceived limitations. I highly doubt if the kids in the movies decided they didn't want to do it, their parents would have made them.

nonmember avatar GrettA

No you get off your high horse that all movies should be made just because they can be.

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