SPOILER ALERT-if you plan on seeing Mama (2013) on DVD but have not done so yet, it’s probably best to save watching this BTS footage till after the movie. More than one commenter on the Wired post said it sort of, well, spoiled the illusion.
Many of us who have been terrified by the movie for months, on the other hand, are more than happy to see that it was an illusion…
Well, we WISH we could take credit for any part of this, or just post it directly, but it’s a Wired.com Exclusive clip from the Javier Botet featurette on the Mama DVD/Blu-Ray. Click the big red link below for the never-before-seen footage!
Watch Jessica Chastain Kiss Mama in This Exclusive Clip/Underwire/Wired.com
SEE! Proof the CGI was mainly limited to the hair/clothes floating effect!
SEE! The only actor who could portray Mama in the feature film and give you the worst nightmares!
SEE! Javier Botet out of make-up, being interviewed, to possibly help you sleep a little better by reminding you it’s just a movie.*
Not to mention some very creepy concept art (it must be a co-incidence that one of the drawings looks like a relative of the Attic Monster/Medieros Girl from REC and REC2), Botet wandering around the set semi-casually in full makeup and costume (other than the CGI sensors/trackers wrapped around his bald head, making him look like the world’s scariest Christmas decoration), and we start to see him being swooped around on wires before the clip fades out. We do get to see over two minutes of amazing, never-before-seen footage, though. He does that horrifying, speedy crawl backwards, then they (apparently) reversed it to make it look extra creepy and unnatural.
You can watch the entire Javier Botet ‘bringing Mama to life’ (or death, as it were) featurette when the Mama DVD/Blu-Ray releases on May 7th… just in time for Mother’s Day.
*This will help, until the next time it’s the middle of the night, you can’t sleep, and you hear a strange noise.
- Yo “Mama” (2013) DVD/Blu-ray Release Date is May 7th – PACKED With Bonus Features! We’ve Got The Details Here (horrorboom.com)
- Mama (geekingcool.wordpress.com)
- DVDs coming out May 7 (newsobserver.com)
- Mama (2013) (canadiancinephile.com)
I think I am Mama’s biggest fan. I am a bit overly obsessed with the entity this film is about. It’s the perfect movie and it has moved me in so many ways I can’t begin to explain. I am looking for any Mama “Paraphernalia” I can’t get my hands on…i.e. t shirts, collectibles, figurines/dolls of her, custom posters, anything! Also looking for an official fan club and perhaps starting one if I can find other committed freaks like myself.
Hey Samantha, I’m pretty obsessed with the Mama creature/ghost/entity too! If you don’t have the blu-ray I cannot recommend it enough, tons of content plus the ENTIRE original short movie that scared the f0ck out of me just thinking about it. Javier has his own blog (and you tube channel, where he actually responds to comments) and I’m trying to get up my nerve right now to contact him for an interview, or at the very least write him a fan letter. Unfortunately I need a translator (or Google Translate I guess), though, since English in his second language and I am so shitty with langauges all I know is some VERY primitive Spanish (despite three semesters of it in college). I got the blu-ray and When I re-watched the movie on it I kept thinking, oh yeah, I screamed really loud at this part when we saw it in the theater…and this… oh, and this…and this part… some stupid 13 YO &*^$s talked really loud through half of it,but the only reason I didn’t go over and tell them to keep it down was 1. I was too busy screaming and 2. thought they might laugh in my face because I was screaming about as loud as Annabel and Victoria’s characters in the actual film. Usually I can count the screams during even a very terrifying movie like Sinister on the fingers of one hand, but I have up counting after 6.
Mama had just the right balance of “fridge scares” and jump scares. I can recommend other movies that are scary in the same way–not a ton of blood and gore but the stuff of nightmares all the same. You should start a blog or site! Let me know if you need any help. I have a ton of images (that I don’t own the copyright to, but still) and stories. Also do a Google image search for Amedeo Modigliani…not as scary as the concept art but Andres Muschietti (and his sister, who contributed quite a bit, especially with the short) said as a kid, his parents hung the paintings around the house and that inspired him. You’ll notice it in the eyes…
PS. Cool screen name!