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Will you watch Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Mama’?

Two sisters who were left in the forest on their own for five years are found in decrepid condition. Once authorities handing the children over to their relatives, it becomes apparent that there is definitely something creepy in the mix. How else can two kiddos survive on their own?

As if a mother’s love isn’t strong already, this film captures a mother’s love for her offspring in a whole different light. Mexican director of Pan’s Labrynth and Hellboy, stamped his name on a new project where he has expanded upon the short film, Mama. The feature-length version stars Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Megan Charpentier, and Isabelle Nelisse.

According to the buzz online, viewers mostly have positive feelings about this movie- primarily because they have faith in del Toro’s directorial skills. They state that he is the kind of man that wouldn’t work on a film that is not worth his while. Overall, the consensus state that they feel it is either going to be amazing or a terrible flop. Below, you can watch the short film version and promotional trailer for yourself. Will you pay to watch this horror flick?

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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