Mama is a 2013 Spanish-Canadian horror film co-written and directed by Andres Muschietti, and starring Jessica Chastain. The film is produced by J. Miles Dale and Barbara Muschietti, with Guillermo del Toro serving as executive producer. It is based on Muschietti's 2008 Spanish-language short film of the same name. Originally set for an October 2012 release, it was released in theaters on 18 January 2013.