Movie Review: Mama (2013)

Jessica Chastian, Isabelle Nelisse and Megan Carpenter in "Mama" (Universal).

‘Mama’ scares: Supernatural drama ‘calm, creepy, dramatic,’ 77% Todd Miller | Writer In only watching the trailer for “Mama,” I expected the film to be an hour and a half of horror clichés, one after another. However, “Mama” is also produced by the same man who directed and produced “Pan’s Labrynth,” so I was willing to give it a shot. I was glad to find that the film held a pleasant surprise. The movie starts with two little girls being taken to the woods by their father, where he intends to kill them and himself. But their father suddenly goes missing, and the girls are left alone in the woods for five years. After they’re…