Directed By
Andres Muschietti
Produced By
J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti, and Guillermo del Toro
Written By
Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, and Daniel Kash
Distributed By
Universal Pictures
Release Date
January 18, 2013

Mama is an 2013 Canadian horror drama film, directed by Andres Muschietti from a screenplay by Muschetti, Barbara Muschetti and Neil Cross. It is based on Muschietti's Spanish-language short film, Mamá (2008). Originally set for an October 2012 release, it is now scheduled to be released in theaters on January 18, 2013.


A couple, Annabel and Lucas, are faced with the challenge of raising Lucas' young nieces, who were discovered in a forest after being lost there for five years. It becomes apparent that the girls are being haunted by a ghostly woman they believe to be their mother. Annabel plans to use the girls in a bid to bring back her own dead children.


  • Jessica Chastain – Annabel
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Lucas
  • Megan Charpentier – Victoria
  • Isabelle Nélisse – Lilly
  • Daniel Kash – Dr Dreyfuss
  • Julia Chantrey – Nina
  • Jane Moffat – Jean Podolski
  • Morgan McGarry – Young Victoria
  • Jayden Greig – Orphaned boy #1
  • Tyler Curnew – Orphaned boy #2
  • Sydney Cross – Orphaned girl
  • Pamela Farrauto – The Nun
  • Javier Botet – Undisclosed role


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