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With the release of the movie adaption of ‘Mama’ on the horizon, Guillermo del Toro presents this exclusive look at the original short film of the same name from Andy and Barbara Muschietti. “The craftsmanship, ingenuity, and horror” presented by the Muschiettis in the short made del Toro want to be a producer on the feature film version.

Lead by Jessica Chastain and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the film adaptation is 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. ‘Mama’ arrives in cinemas on January 18th, 2013.

The synopsis for ‘Mama’ is as follows: The day their father killed their mother, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished near their suburban neighborhood.  For five long years, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them.  But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house.  Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them?  How did the broken girls survive those years all by themselves?  As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.