Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Movie: Mama (2012)

I had to wait till everyone went to bed for this one.  Glad I did cause this is one creepy ass flick.
This was another Must See on my list for this year.

There is no new ground covered here, the fear of loosing a parent or a child too soon is so visceral, so deeply implanted into our DNA that any portrayal is going to touch a nerve.  Maybe more so because I am a parent. This was no exception and it happens to be a very scary movie.

This movie works on all the primal fears. Husband loosing it and killing the family. Mother dead. The Thing in the woods. The girls left alone and of course the fear of inescapable fate.

I am not going to say too much about this one.  Chances are I'll be up in a few hours anyway!
But I also don't want to spoil any of it.  If you have not seen this, please do.

This movie has Guillermo del Toro's name on it, but he acted as Executive Producer.  The director is Andrés Muschietti and I am expecting some big things from him in the future.

Tally: Watched 33,  New 29

What are you watching?

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Timmy Crabcakes said...

Ah, I liked the concept on this one... but much less so the execution. Primarily because of the cartoony look of the CGI and what I took as somewhat pulled punches.
Still, worth watching I think.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Yeah, but I didn't mind that so much I think.