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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Andy Muschietti
Jessica Chastain
Nikolaj coster-Waldau
Megan Charpentier
Directors
Andrés Muschietti
Screenwriters
Neil Cross
Barbara Muschietti
Andrés Muschietti
Running Time
100 minutes

Mama
Just killed a man


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Plot
A crazed father abducts his two young daughters, taking them to a cabin in the woods where he is killed by a strange entity. Five years later the girls are found, but ‘Mama’ — the thing from the woods — comes back to civilisation with them and is homicidally jealous of their affections.


Verdict
Despite story problems and overuse of good effects, this has enough shocks and screams to make a decent thrill ride.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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