Isabelle Nélisse’s Lilly is officially the most quotable character of 2013; come on,tell me you don’t already feel the urge to run around like a little creeper whispering “mama,” at random people.
In the movie Mama, the word “Mama” is the only word in poor Lilly’s vocabulary because at a young age, she and her sister, Victoria (Megan Charpentier), were left in a remote cabin in the woods to fend for themselves. Five years later, their uncle Lucas (Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) tracks them down and vows to take care of them. Trouble is, it isn’t just a matter of washing off the grime and feeding the girls something other than cherries; they’re borderline rabid. Even worse, when Victoria isn’t lurking around and Lilly isn’t eyeing their dog like he’s a piece of meat, there’s something else causing a ruckus – or perhaps it’s someone else.
With Mama’s January 18th release right around the corner, Universal’s dishing out some eerie clips to give you a taste of what to expect when Victoria and Lilly come home. First up is Lucas’ first meet and greet with the girls after they’re rescued, or rather more of a slapping/snarling session. Then we’ve got their first encounter with Lucas’ girlfriend, Annabel (played by Jessica Chastain) who earns a number of laughs courtesy of her character’s lack of motherly tendencies. We keep the focus on Annabel with clip #3 during which her rock-out session is interrupted by flickering lights and one of Lilly’s more animalistic moment. In clip #4, Annabel gets a late-night visit from Victoria - as well as a certain someone under her bed.
UPDATE: Check out this cool featurette for Mama:
It isn’t easy offering up such short snippets from a film like this and delivering a decent shock. Minus the clip where Annabel welcomes the girls home, we’ve basically got a trio of typical scares. While all the moments do take on a new form in the context of the full feature, the big winner in the film - even in clip form - is definitely the peek at Annabel’s bed buddy. On top of being a scary scenario, it also highlights the unique connection between Annabel and Victoria, and that’s something that’s unique to the movie, whereas the bump-in-the-night jump scares most certainly are not.
Mama will be in theaters on January 18, 2013.
Source: Shock Till You Drop
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