Trailer: ‘Mama’

Well, isn’t this just a super-creepy way to start your week?

I’ve always maintained that there’s nothing creepier than a little girl. Particularly a little girl singing a haunting tune with lots of reverb. There’s no hauntingly reverbed tunes, but little feral orphan girls rescued from the woods four years after the death of their parents comes a close second. Directed by Andres Muschietti and written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti, and Barbara Muschietti, the film stars Jessica Chastain (The Help et al) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones). From the trailer, the movie looks like it could be a shining beacon of hope for the ever-waning horror genre.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.

Releases early 2013.

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (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, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all alone? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.

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