Jessica Chastain has been having a hell of a run on top in the acting game. She’s starred in The Help, The Tree of Life, The Debt, Lawless, Take Shelter and now this new horror film called Mama, which is produced by Guillermo del Toro.
His trademark terror is stamped all over this film, with the trailer actually providing some well-balanced scares and freaky imagery. Most January supernatural horror films like this don’t do too well with the critics, but they do make a good amount of cash at the box office, because January is usually a slow season and a dumping grounds for things that just can’t fit into the rest of the year.
I’m not sure if Mama is a misplaced horror film or just another dud with promising talent attached. Chastain has proven herself to be one of the best actresses working today, but del Toro sometimes slaps his names onto projects that just don’t work as effectively as his own directorial efforts.
Mama opens on January 18th, 2012
Watch the trailer below: