Mama trailer looks creepy, but does it reveal too much?
First let me get the Guillermo del Toro presents tag out of the way and lets go on to talk about the film because it really does annoy me when a film is marketed on the name of someone who hasn't written, directed, starred or edited in the film and here del Toro has been the executive producer.
Neil Cross is one of the writers on the film and he has some interesting credits to his name including Spooks and the excellent Luther, and then there are the two stars of the film both of whom grab my attention, Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
To be fair to Guillermo del Toro and his "presents" tag, apparently he does get more involved with films than most producers and executive producers, but there are other people here to take the credit.
Here's the blurb 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.
The trailer is rather creepy and damned effective, and I wonder if this could turn out to be a strong horror. See what you think for the Mama trailer which comes through Apple Trailers and TrailerAddict:
Looks good doesn't it? There is a shot of that crawling creature near the end followed by a shot of a hint of hair appearing over the camera, is it the same creature? Have they revealed too much or is the trailer just playing with us? I prefer the latter, I hope it hasn't revealed too much because I'm pinning my hopes on Chastain and Coster-Waldau.