Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:08
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Today Universal released the first trailer and images from its upcoming Mama.
From the press release:
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.
Let's face it, kids are creepy, so Mama gets an automatic leg up on the competition. Guillermo del Toro's name certainly helps, too, but who knows how much involvement he actually had (although he is credited as executive producer, so he could have been on set every day). Either way, this trailer is another reason why I'm not in a rush to have children.
Links: Official Site
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