Haunted Girls in MAMA Trailer, Presented by Guillermo del Toro

Peter Martin, Managing Editor


Supernatural thrills abound in Mama, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, an upcoming film presented by executive producer Guillermo del Toro.

Last year, Twitch broke the news that Chastain would star in the film, which began life as a two-shot short film by Spain's Andres Muschietti. As Todd Brown noted: "That original short is an absolute masterpiece in mood and tension with one hell of a kick at the end." So our expectations are high for the feature version, and the new trailer does not disappoint.

Here's the official 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."

The film is slated to hit theaters in the U.S. on January 18, 2013. You can check out the new trailer below.

Around the Internet:
  • Cedric Chou Ya-Li

    "Who is Mama?" Really? Let me guess... Erm... I really have no idea... OK, wild guess then: the mother?

  • Elsie Paroubek

    Guillermo del Toro Presented.
    So what. "and the Oscar for presenting movies goes to...."

  • The original article here on Twitch noted that del Toro would be serving as a mentor on the project; perhaps I should have noted that here, as well. Looking at the value of del Toro's name from a marketing perspective is another matter.

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