There's a new movie opening next weekend that I'm pretty jazzed about called MAMA. It is from director Andres Muschietti and Guillermo Del Toro is listed as executive Producer. I don't know much about any of the stars, and the director - judging by his IMDB credits - is a first-time director.
But I do know one thing.
This movie looks scary as shit.
It is rated PG13, which it seems some people on the Internet have a problem with. Apparently it can't be a horror movie if it isn't rated R. Which is just stupid, to be blunt. I suppose the filmmakers could have simply peppered the plot with profanity and maybe showed a boob or two, a quick nip slip and quickly gotten the rating up to an R, but if the script doesn't call for it then it's just dishonest. Fuck that, I'd rather see the filmmakers be true to the story. And this one doesn't call for all that:
Mama is about a pair of children who are found living in the woods alone in a dilapidated shack. Their parents died and they've lived alone for at least five years, yet somehow, inexplicably, they've survived. The children are returned to society and turned over to their uncle for care. That's when things begin to go wrong, and we learn the secret of how they survived... and that they weren't all alone after all.
I'm not sure how much input Del Toro had on this movie, but everything that guy touches turns to gold. I'm onboard. The trailer looks great. In theaters January 18th