This month Jennifer Lawrence will make her Horror début in House At The End Of The Street (21st September) In 2013 Hollywood’s other it girl Jessica Chastain dawns a new look to appear in her own mandatory horror flick debut in Mama and check out the new trailer!
“What Jessica Chastain has Gone Black?!!” I’m sure that raised a few eyebrows, I’m afraid it’s not a headline about the in demand actress but the new look (or wig) she has for this film, a film which is been presented by Guillermo Del Toro. Mama sees the Spanish scare master as executive producer as well as mentor for first time director Andres Muschietti whom the film is on his short film from a few years ago. Mama tells the tale of Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Annabel (Chastain) his girlfriend who end becoming surrogate parents To Lucas’ nieces who were left alone in the forest after the death of their parents though they might have not been alone after all!
Mama we first heard about a few years back thanks to cinehouse and we were impressed then as we are now for this film version. When Del Toro offers new film makers his mentor skills he does seem to get the best out of those under his wings(most of the time), Mama looks a creepy film which has Del Toro’s trademark style. This type of film may not been anything original but when it’s well made film fans and horror-philes will appreciate what their watching here’s hoping this one is alot better than his last produced film Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, and on first evidence this one looks an vast improvement.
Mama doesn’t have an official UK release date but American horror fans can catch this one on 18th January 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.