Last night I finally watched the Movie MAMA ! One of my very favorite writer’s happen to be the executive producer Guillermo del Toro . So I rented it from on demand. If you have Comcast Cable it’s on there to rent. Let me share with you my review on it.
IMDb summery : Ratings: 6.3/10 ( from 40,266 users )
Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?
My Review: 5.0/10
This is a story about 2 kids who loose their mommy . Who gets drug all the way out in to the woods . Because their mentally twisted father wants to end his and the children’s lives. Little does he know that their is a sick and twisted sista” floating around in the forest . That’s right I said sista”, see the story was that their was this woman from back in the 1800’s who was pregnant and insane ! She was put in to an institution while pregnant and she gave birth there. Well apparently something or someone wronged her with he child. She killed the nuns that delivered her baby and ran with her baby off a cliff. She has been searching for the baby since. She discovers these little girls and kind of takes them in.
Now the story line was good. It really reeled me right on in! But the spirit looked like to animated to me!! She was about as scary as a cartoon. Now this is my opinion, I know! There was maybe one part of the movie that made me jump. But that’s about all! So back to the story , the brother of the father who has killed by this entity. Sends a look out for these kids and doesn’t place them until 5 years later. So when they got them they acted like animals. Now the family is kind of of mending and the Uncle is trying to make a life for his new family. He has his heart set on making things right! He has this girlfriend who was in a Rock Band .Who now has to play house and be mommy. This causes a jealousy for Mama( Ghost) and she try’s to reclaim the kids. I don’t want to get to in to this , because I don’t want to spoil anything for you. But . . . . . .I would have to tell you that I was disappointed in the movie.
Inspired by the real-life, world-famous ESP experiments conducted by Dr. J.B. Rhine in the Duke University parapsychology department.
After experiencing a precognitive dream that shatters her engagement and changes her life forever, young California psychology professor Laurel MacDonald decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina. She soon becomes obsessed with the long-buried files from the world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments, which attempted to prove if ESP really exists.
Along with another charismatic professor, she uncovers disturbing reports, including a mysterious case of a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by another research team in 1965. The two professors and two exceptionally gifted Duke students move into the grand, abandoned mansion to replicate the investigation, unaware that the entire original team ended up insane… or dead.
Here are some Reviews about it:
“Sokoloff keeps her story enticingly ambiguous, never clarifying until the climax whether the unfolding weirdness might be the result of the investigators’ psychic sensitivities or the mischievous handiwork of a human villain.” —Publishers Weekly
“A creepy haunted house, reports of a 40-year-old poltergeist investigation, and a young researcher trying to rebuild her life take the “publish or perish” initiative for college professors to a terrifying new level in this spine-tingling story that has every indication of becoming a horror classic. Based on the famous Rhine ESP experiments at the Duke University parapsychology department that collapsed in the 1960s, this is a chillingly dark look into the unknown.” 4 1/2 stars —Romantic Times Book Review
“Sokoloff shines, and deserves kudos for her crisp, direct style, excellent characterization, and for weaving the real life history of the Duke Rhine lab into her own fictional landscape.” —Horrorworld
“One of the better books I’ve read this year… sure to please readers with the most discerning taste.” —Fear Zone
“A masterful blend of fascinating fact and chilling fiction.” —Bookbitch
“Sokoloff has provided a new and interesting twist to the genre, one that will stay with the reader long after the book has been read… the hair on the back of my neck may never lie down.” —Bookreporter.com
“Gave this reviewer a bad night’s sleep—what more could you ask from a horror novel?” —SFX
“The Unseen takes you on a breathless ride you’ll never forget: atmospheric, spooky, intense. The suspense starts on page one, tightening the noose on every page with increasing velocity to a stunning, fearsome climax. Sokoloff has created a chilling, fantastic supernatural thriller that will have you fearing what you can’t see.” —Allison Brennan, NYT bestselling author of Sudden Death
Publication Date: September 5, 2013
“Perhaps we’re here to save a few people. Maybe that’s the gift.”
Fifteen-year-old Frances has been sent down to the coast for a little break. Her
brother, Johnny, is out on bail after punching an off-duty policeman, and some
shady characters have thrown a brick through the window of their flat. Frances’
mum went off to stay with her boyfriend and Frances is sent to Helmstown, to
live with her aunt, uncle and cousin Max. Frances befriends Peter Kennedy, a
somewhat tramp-like character who lives in a beach hut along the helmstown
seafront. As soon as they meet, Peter recognizes that Frances is a messenger,
just like him. As messengers, Frances and Peter experience black-outs.
Afterwards, when they come round, they have the ability to draw, in minute
detail, the scene of an accident. Peter lives with the burden of telling the
people in his drawings about the circumstances of their death. He believes that
if he doesn’t, something bad will happen to his family. While Frances lives in
dread of anything happening to her brother Johnny, she begins to think more
positively: although she can’t change the past, she can change the future, at
least for a chosen few. This is an another compelling and thrilling novel for
teenagers by the young author of the highly acclaimed Daylight Saving.