AMC Amazing

Guillermo del Toro Introduces the Short Film MAMA That Inspired the Feature

January 2, 2013
Share With Friends

Guillermo del Toro saw a scary, short film called "Mama" that he felt had such potential, he brought it upon himself to help bring it to the big screen. The short was directed and co-written by Andres Muschietti and his sister/producer/co-writer Barbara Muschietti. It focused on a ghostly figure known as Mama who terrorized two young girls because of her own unfinished business with her newborn child.

Del Toro was the executive producer on the full-length feature of the same name and you can unquestionably see his influence on the tone, look and feel of the film. After all, the man has more than proven that he knows how to captivate audiences with his monsters. Check out the full synopsis of the movie below as well as an intro from del Toro introducing the short that started it all.

Full 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.

"Mama" scares AMC Theatres on January 18th 2013 and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélissem

Source: Collider

Want to see a movie tonight? Get your tickets as well as theatre and showtime information here!

Follow us on Twitter for your daily dose of AMC Movie News! @AMCMovieNews

Follow me @RhythmicRose

Latest Videos - AMC Movie Talk

Recent Comments

  • Chestercopperpot posted on GOONIES Sequel on the Way

    I've got a Baby Ruth in my coat pocket somewhere... just waiting to eat it. Maybe I'll put in a blender on puree.

  • Mark posted on Final X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer Released

    Admire bryan singer story telling, not easy if you introducing a large cast.. As someone who do not know anything about x-men lore or identify himself as superhero geek.. His x-men 2000 film grab my interest on the series.. Still remember that powerful opening scene, the nazi concentration camp.. really set the theme of the series.. Found some of the other superhero movies.. Too comical for my taste still,.. Will see this movie on the first day of opening..

  • Ace20xd6 posted on WB Addresses MAN OF STEEL 2 Opening Against CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

    1) Daredevil was ten years ago, and its problems were the director and script writers' fault. 2) Maybe but look at James Bond and hell even Batman throughout the years, people will get over it. 3) I want to tell you to check out the Town and Hollywoodland to see him act well, but you'd seem too hell bent to ever change your mind.