I have yet to see the Mama movie. Its coming soon to theaters, this Friday. I have a good feeling about it. This is no ordinary horror movie. The screenplay was written by the guy who wrote Pan's Labyrinth ( a 5 stars worthy movie I have yet to rate). It was produced by Guillermo del Toro. That guy has a good eye for movies. Anyhow, what first thing that intrigued me about this movie where the little girls.
From what I could get from the promos, the movies is about two little girls. One is named Lilly and the other Victoria. They were lost in the woods for 5 years. As such, they developed feral child behavior. I thought it was pretty cool the whole feral child concept. It is not one we often see in movies. Anyhow, a hunter found them inside a decrepit house.
Their uncle had been searching for the girls for a long time. Since they were the kids of his dead sister, he felt attach to them pretty quickly. I thought that the psychology sessions with the girls were pretty cool. They way they were being analyzed was pretty accurate. In my Psychology class, we dedicated a special session to feral kids. Needless to say, I saw lots of real videos and read real reports on that subject matter.
Anyhow, the girls managed to survive because their mother's spirit was looking after them. When they moved to their new home, the spirit followed them there. The issue is that this Mamma is not too happy about being replaced. Her spirit grows violent when she sees that her little girls are getting attached to her brother and her wife.
Once the cat (or the ghost) is out the bag, things in the Mama movie go from bad to worse. In this scary movie, they have the classical monster in the closet gig. They also have the girls too used to the paranormal horror gig. Meaning, that the girls just act plain weird and animal like most of the time. Then again, considering that they were raised by a poltergeist, its no wonder they are a bit loony.
Then again, its only the younger girl that is the most bizarre. Her older sister still has some faint memory of living like a normal human. Thus, Mama is closer to the younger girl. Lets see, there is also the creepy, crawling contortionist trick. There is also the passing through walls gig. I also remembered a cool trick done with a flash camera. I think those are all the horror special effects that appeared in the trailer. I think that is everything worth mentioning about the Mama movie. Go see it, it is 5 stars worthy. Trust me, I have a sixth sense about 5 stars worthy movies.