Thriller keeps the closet light on

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Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) presents “Mama,” a psychological thriller that tells the story of two young girls who’s father went insane one day, killed their mother, and took them to a small cabin in the woods where he planned to kill them also.

A supernatural spirit, the children come to call “Mama,” intervenes and saves the girls from their psychotic father. “Mama,” over the course of five years, helps the young children survive in the cabin before they are eventually found by a search party hired by their uncle to find them.

After being released into their uncle and aunt’s custody all seems well, until “Mama” comes back.

This movie provides several decent jump and ambiance related scares, but the images from this movie really can disturb the viewer.

Every night since watching this movie, Mama has haunted my dreams, and I have resorted back to the good ‘ol closet light for protection during the night.

Since this is a Guillermo del Toro film, the makeup and visual effects are stunning, and the story behind the film is actually a very sad, but beautiful tale of love and sacrifice. I would give this psychological thriller a 3.5 out of 5.