Mama is a 2013 film starring Jessica Chastain, directed by Andy Muschietti and presented by Guillermo del Toro. It is based on Muschietti’s 2008 short of the same name. It is about two little girls who are abandoned in the woods for an extended period of time by their coward of a father. They are eventually discovered alive and brought back into civilization to live with their uncle. But how did they survive on their own for so long? And who are they talking to when they think you aren’t watching? The answer is Mama.
Crimson Peak markets itself as a dark, brooding horror story set in a creepy old house haunted by ghosts. To my surprise, it turned out to be nothing but a romance story with little to justify itself as horror. Sure, grotesque ghosts float through the halls of Allerdale Hall, but they are only afterthoughts in this film mainly concerned with soap opera twists and pulling on heartstrings.