An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
The senior partner of an investment brokerage, Jeffrey Desange, has a breakdown due to a financial collapse and kills several co-workers and his estranged wife. He kidnaps his 2 daughters: Victoria and Lilly. When they're found five years later,, they're adopted by a young couple who are the girls' shunt and uncle, and after a couple of macabre events they begin to suspect a supernatural evil force named Mama's latched itself to the girls.Written by
Although the entire film, story and all, was the creation of Andy Muschietti, he did not return to direct the sequel due to his commitments as director of the film, It (2017). See more »
When Burnsie first finds the cabin and the girls, as he walks up to the cabin his shadow is visible against the door. The sun can be seen behind him, so any shadows should be cast towards the camera. The reason for the shadow is the board reflector used to provide fill light for the scene, but it can not accounted for by the depicted environment. See more »
[Finding the girls]
Burnsie! Can we call them now!
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I really liked this movie and the concept for it was original. I think this film makes the viewer think about what the characteristics are of being a mother. What sort of instincts we as woman can display and what kind of connections can be made with a child, even if you're a terrifying ghost.
Del Toro will always put his name on a good thriller surrounding small children. This movie had all the thrills of a scary movie and the elements fright used in the film had everyone in my theater on the edge of the seat. The movie waist no time getting into the meat of the story.
There are flaws in the film and it does have to do with plot holes. The director could have worked these holes out with other writers......like Del Toro perhaps. The back story had the hugest gap of all.
Regardless, it was better than 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark', and I will be seeing this film again.
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