The 2013 Mama, directed by Andrés Muschietti, was destroyed by lame CGI and poor characters.
What was so weird is that the creature effects, much like in the Fright Night remake, weren’t always computer generated.
A friend pointed me to this shocking video in which we can actually see puppet tests in action proving once and for all that Universal covered up some of the practical effects with CGI, thus ruining a potential horror classic.
Seriously, take a look below and prepare to have your mind blown. CGI can sometimes enhance a movie, but used wrong and you end up with something as abysmal as Mama.
Guillermo del Toro presented 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.