Guillermo del Toro Introduces the Short Film That Inspired 'Mama'
The time between January and the end of April is usually riddled with all the studio films that weren't good enough for summer or awards season. That means that a lot of horror films get dumped in that time. Texas Chainsaw 3D is coming early in January, but a couple weeks later, the Guillermo del Toro produced horror Mama starring Jessica Chastain will arrive. It looks plenty creepy (watch the trailer), but we're cautiously optimistic since Don't Be Afraid of the Dark wasn't anything to write home about. Now del Toro has taken the time to introduce the short film that inspired him to get involved with the feature film. Watch!
Here's the short Mama from Andres Muschietti who also directs the feature film (Mama YouTube page):
Andres Muschietti directs Mama as his first big film from a script he co-wrote with his sister and producer Barbara Muschietti and "Luther" writer Neil Cross. Guillermo del Toro presents this 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. Mama hits theaters early next year on January 18th. Any interest?