January 24, 2013
Mama: Horror at it's Best
It is said that a mother?s love is forever (and that is also the tagline). It is also said that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Mix the two you get some serious ****. If said mother was insane, like committed for eating her own **** insane, the world is fucked.
The latter is the mother in Mama. She is terrifying, but it is her adopted daughters, Victoria (Megan Charpentier) and Lilly (Isabelle Nélisse), who really bring the horror to the film. Megan and Isabelle are absolutely brilliant. I?ve heard you never want to work with animals and children because of their unpredictability. These girls, who I guess are roughly 10 and 8 respectively, are the definition of ?the exception to the rule.? They own their performances, which is incredible considering that for most of the movie they have no lines. They growl and run on all fours. They absolutely are feral children.
Mama will no doubt join supernatural horror classics like Poltergeist, The Omen, The Exorcist, et. al.
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