The role of motherhood in horror movies is an interest concept to unpack. Often, motherly characters are portrayed as paragons of virtue. Sometimes their love is undying. One interesting take on how maternal feelings can surpass the grave is the movie Mama, my Day 20 pick for 31 Days of Halloween.
IMDB’s Description: “A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.”
This is an interesting movie with an ending I really didn’t expect. There’s so much about the choice of motherhood and what that truly entails. It’s also hauntingly beautiful in parts due to its cinematography. Visually, this is a stunning movie, and it’s one that is more focused on telling a story than it is delivering scares.