mama-deltoro-short-combo-tsrGuillermo del Toro is one of my favorite directors. He knows how to perfectly blend action with scary, all the while having an amazing story to go along with it. In the upcoming film, Mama, del Toro serves as producer on the film by Andres Muschetti. The short below is what inspired del Toro to get involved in the film and from the footage below, you can see why. Enjoy the spookiness below!

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Here’s the synopsis for Mama:

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a 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.

Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace.  Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them.  But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.

As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house.  Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them?  How did the broken girls survive those years all alone?  As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.

Mama will be released January 18th, 2013. The movie stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse.

~Chaz

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