Guillermo del Toro Introduces the Short Film That Inspired 'Mama'

December 28, 2012
Source: YouTube

Guillermo del Toro / 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?

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Reminds me of the final scene of [REC].

Matt Peloquin on Dec 28, 2012


I've consciously avoided the trailer and I won't be watching this short until probably after I watch the movie. But oh shit the final scene of [REC] was, is, forever...

Chris on Dec 28, 2012


"mama" trailer really creeped me out and this did too. i'm thinking the movie should be very good.

$6296288 on Dec 28, 2012


Big fan of Del Toro but Skeptical is the right word to associate with this. Premise sounds good, trailer was effective, my only concerns now are that this film is being released in January, and the trailer showed way too much (which is becoming a terrible trend among Hollywood Marketing these days). Cautiously optimistic, but not willing to hold my breath.

quazimoto on Dec 28, 2012


I totally agree - hence the reason for the name of my movie review site: Tired of Previews? haha

Tired of Previews? on Jan 7, 2013

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