We’ve just seen the first poster and read the synopsis for Ma, a psychological horror movie coming down the pike from the folks at Blumhouse. It sounds like a truly twisted tale of isolation and manipulation with elements of Don’t Breathe—and even the fairytale Blue Beard. Have a look-see at the poster below, followed by the film’s shiver-inducing synopsis.
Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
Ma is directed by Tate Taylor from a screenplay penned by Scotty Landes. In addition to Spencer, the film also stars Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County) as Maggie’s mom, Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as a local dad, Missi Pyle (Director’s Cut) as his girlfriend, and McKaley Miller (TV’s Hart of Dixie), Corey Fogelmanis (TV’s Girl Meets World), Gianni Paolo (TV’s Power) and Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon TV series) as Maggie’s friends.
Look for Ma to hit US theaters beginning May 31st; we don’t have a trailer yet, but we’ll keep you posted when one emerges. Stay tuned!