Jeffrey failed in an investment and killed his associates and wife. he then took his 3-year-old daughter Victoria and 1-year-old daughter Lilly out of their house. driving on the slippery road, they crashed and fell over a cliff. surviving the fall, he walked his daughters to an abandoned cabin in the forest, with the intention of killing them. but before he was able to make his move, a ghastly creature saved the children. 5 years later, Jeffrey's brother Lucas found the children at the cabin, raised by an invisible figure they called Mama.
despite being a horror film, we were pleased to find ourselves never once jumped out of our skins by some element of surprise. on the other hand, it was the progressive growth of bonds the children developed towards their new guardians that made the film somewhat more in depth than usual horror films were. in many ways, the storyline was so believable that it wasn't difficult to feel engaged in their situation, nor feeling rooted for the characters that grew on us. the children managed to be adorable yet terrifying at times, while Mama continued being a mysterious creature that was seemingly beautiful yet eerily haunting.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Andrés Muschietti
- released: 2013
- casts: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat, Morgan McGarry
- language: English
- genre: Horror/Mystery