15 Greatest Horror Films Of The Decade (So Far)

15. Mama

Universal Pictures

From executive producer Guillermo del Toro comes Mama, an extraordinarily creepy little movie with one of the most scary and creative villains in recent years. 

The movie revolves around Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Annabel (Jessica Chastain), who try to raise Lucas' young nieces after they were abandoned in the woods for five years. During that time, they were raised by a mysterious, supernatural figure they call Mama, and that entity soon returns to find them.

Even though Mama starts to go off the rails in the third act - with a bizarre ending that doesn't really fit to what the movie has been building up to - it's hard to beat some of the film's best scares. Mama herself has got to be one of the most terrifying horror creations of this decade. She looks completely otherworldly and not like anything you've seen in a movie before, often crawling and flashing across the room with her body bending in all directions. She's not your typical, cliche ghost. 

The movie is definitely flawed, but a bunch of moments are absolutely unforgettable, and the visual of Mama darting across the room towards you is something that's really hard to get out of your head. 


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