Mama (2013)

★★★½ / ğŸ‘Ž

Mama (2013) poster

Mama is two strains of horror/terror at war with each other, resulting in a film which doesn’t fully deliver on either. The Jamesian metaphor-as-ghost-story, exploring the thematic terrors of motherhood, clashes awkwardly with the creature feature baddie displayed early and often in stinger-laden jump scares.