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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Mama’ Trailer Looks Wicked, Scary As Hell!!

A mother’s love is forever.

In theaters January 18, 2013, 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.

Directed by Andy Muschietti, and penned by Andy and Barbara Muschietti, Universal Pictures has released the first official theatrical trailer and poster, alongside a pretty hefty batch of hi-res stills.

The first trailer is absolutely fantastic, building up to a series of chilling revelations and creepy imagery. With the hand of del Toro all over this one can only hope it’s better than Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. It already looks way better. Your thoughts? Get more at the film’s official website or Facebook.

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.



  • Dr_Loomis

    This looks about as scary as Bambi.

  • Blood-Sicles

    Holy hell, there goes my spine.. The production values are great, and that crawling “thing” was absolutely terrifying. Seems like there are way too many awesome horror films coming out. Not a bad thing after what’s been a pretty slow year.

  • Taboo

    This looks good

  • CosmicAvenger

    Looks good! I love horror movies with children in them, it really ups the creep factor. I really liked The Devil’s Backbone (and of course the obvious others), I’m looking forward to this.

  • murdermakesmecum666

    looks better than don’t be afraid of the dark was. i guess i’ll always take a chance on del toro’s stuff.

  • djblack1313

    this looks REALLY good! i’m in!

  • Michael_M

    Your headline describes this as “Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Mama’ trailer.” He didn’t write or direct the film, it’s ‘presented’ by him. How does that make it his movie?

  • K-Dogg

    Now that looks badass wicked!!!

  • Frogger08

    I bet ten dollars there’s a twist at the end. Either the kids killed their parents Lizzie Borden-style and made up “Mama,” or either parental abuse caused them to psychologically separate from reality and create…blah, blah, blah. Could be a good movie, though, provided there’s no obvious twist at the end.

  • Slooby_doo

    I trust Guillermo to bring me something original. I’ll see it.

  • TrackRecord162

    This actually looks good.

  • Lionel-Cosgrove


  • This looks pretty good. It’s hard to tell that it’s Jessica Chastain with that hair

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