Two young girls are rescued after spending years fending for themselves in a remote cabin and are sent to live with their Uncle and his musician girlfriend.
As the girls attempt to adjust to regular life the questions remain about how they managed to survive alone for so long.
It quickly becomes apparent that they weren’t exactly alone. Someone or something was watching over them, and they call her Mama.
This ghost story is superior to many similar films thanks to a great script and some fine performances. Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nelisse are fantastic as the girls who struggle to live in everyday family life while still enjoying the company of their ghostly guardian.
The story behind Mama herself is also the type of tragedy befitting such a tale.
Ignore the silly special effects and enjoy a good old fashioned scary movie.
Mama is in UK cinemas now.
Ric’s Rating: Good.