And it's easy to see why del Toro is a champion: Like his , there's a fairy-tale aspect the film even begins with the title card "Once upon a time.
It's a ride I'd take again.
There's nothing really new here, except in ghost design for the eponymous character.
Lucas, for his part, is pulled out of his by a dream of the ghost of his dead brother, who begs him to save his daughters.
Pursued to the edge of a cliff, Edith attempted to jump into the water to escape but hit a tree branch halfway down.
Executive produced by horror master Guillermo del Toro, "Mama" is a feature-length expansion of a three-minute short that Muschietti made with his sister Barbara.