Movie Review – Ma (2019)

Ma, 2019.

Directed by Tate Taylor.

Starring Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Allison Janney and Missi Pyle.


A lonely woman opens up her home to a group of teenagers in search of a police-free place to drink booze, but it soon becomes clear she has an ulterior motive.

The Blumhouse niche is simple. They make broad, mass audience horror movies for as little money as possible, dealing in the ‘pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap’ approach favoured by the token fruit and veg stall-style contestant on each series of The Apprentice. So there’s some bizarre alchemy at play in putting together Ma, which manages to come in at the studio’s standard $5m budget level despite the presence of not one, but two recent Oscar winners in the cast. Yes, this is a true example of what happens

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