A new featurette has been released on the upcoming film ‘Mama’, with commentary from Guillermo del Toro and the stars of the film, Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. This short clip provides more insight on the big and scary monster of the flim, ‘Mama’ and her seemingly jealous nature. Guillermo del Toro describes the film as ‘a fairy tale gone wrong’ and discusses the inspiration of the film coming from ‘traditions in folklore’, as some children are lost in the woods and raised by something else. Well it’s made pretty clear that the ‘something else’ he’s referring to is a mothers dead spirit (mother nature maybe?). It also goes more in depth on the relationship that grows between Chastain and the two girls (played by Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse), so if you want to go into the movie with as little knowledge about it as possible, I’d recommend not watching this. If you’re thirsting for as much detail as you can get your bloody little hands on about ‘Mama’, watch away!
Official Film Synopsis:
‘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.’
Film hits theaters January 18th, let us know in the comments section below if you plan to see it!