Written January 21, 2013
I can't say that this is the best movie of its kind or anything, but there wee some genuine chills and a del Toro's incredible visual style. Without giving anything away I;'ll just say that the motivation of "mama" made no sense. It was an OK movie that could have been exquisite if the writing were better. But that said, this is worth seeing in the theater (unless your budget or time is in too short supply cos there are better films out there). I was entertained for most of it, just left slightly disappointed. Still glad I saw it.
Written January 30, 2015
This is not my normal type of show, but once a year I am asked to pick one scary movie and this was it for 2013. It has a good creepy/scary factor no blood (great), but the ending ties nothing out. I'm still trying to figure out what happened and if there is to be a part 2 I will not be attending.
Written December 18, 2014
This was a very good movie and worth the admission price. The story itself is a very sad tale when you think about it and the story is very believable. This is not a horrifyingly scary movie but scary none the less and small children should not be allowed to watch it! The acting is very good and the two young actresses do a wonderful job. The directing and effects in the movie are also very good. Also, the characters come off as quite believable. I saw this movie with my wife, although she normally hates any scary flick she really loved this one. She screamed, yelled and squeezed by arm for most of the movie! We sat with about 35-45 others when watched the movie, I had not heard so much yelling, gasping and screaming since the original exorcist movie came out in the seventies. This is much much better that all of the paranormal and grudge type movies that keep coming out. I'd pay to see it again!
Written February 02, 2013
Its pretty creepy. Im not sure if I would say scary but definitely creepy!
Didn't exactly like this movie but it was different so if you like "creepy" stuff go watch it!
Written December 27, 2014
I think this was a really creepy,scary movie. I jumped in my seat quite a few times. The little girls were good in their acting and "mama" was awful. She was a real nightmare. I say go you will enjoy it if you are a horror movie buff like me.