Mama
Character: Annabel
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Written by: Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, Neil Cross
Produced by: J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti, Guillermo del Toro
Other cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse, Daniel Kash
Release date: January 18, 2013
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Running time: 1h 40min

On the day that their parents die, sisters Lilly and Victoria vanish in the woods, prompting a frantic search by their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel. Five years later, miraculously, the girls are found alive in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel welcome them into their home. But as Annabel tries to reintroduce the children to a normal life, she finds that someone -- or something -- still wants to tuck them in at night.

Taglines

→ A mother’s love is forever.
→ They’ve come home, but not alone.

Trivia

♦ Jessica Chastain was the first and only choice for the part of Annabel.
♦ According to Jessica Chastain, Annabel’s octopus tattoo describes her character. When Annabel found herself caught in a situation she did not like, such as the octopus, she would take off her tentacles and grow new tentacles to escape.
♦ Since the character she plays is a bassist, Jessica Chastain took guitar lessons.