Ma (2019)

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Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, 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.

Film Overview
"Ma" is a 2019 American psychological scary film directed by Tate Taylor and co-produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and John Norris. The script is composed by Scotty Landes, marking his very first movie script for an original horror film. Octavia Spencer stars in the lead function of Sue Ann, along with the supporting cast that consists of Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, and Luke Evans. The film ambitiously intertwines components of scary, suspense, and drama, falling under the specific niche of Blumhouse's high-concept, low-budget genre movies.

Plot Summary
The movie starts with Maggie Thompson (Diana Silvers) moving to her mom's old hometown after her moms and dads' divorce. Maggie quickly makes buddies with a group of teenagers who have a habit of partying. One day, they ask a lady, Sue Ann Ellington (Octavia Spencer), to assist them purchase alcohol given that they're minor. Sue Ann not just requires however likewise provides them her basement to celebration securely without worrying about the police.

Sue Ann, now described as "Ma" by the teenagers, produces an inviting atmosphere for the regional youths to party, enforcing just a few rules: no swearing, no dui, one of the teenagers need to remain sober, and the upstairs area of her house is off-limits. Her basement soon becomes a popular area for the high school crowd.

Intensifying Tensions
Things take a scary turn when Ma's true intents and backstory unfold. Her fixation with the teenagers grows. She begins bothering them, stalking their social networks, and even infiltrating their school. The teenagers start to feel uncomfortable with Ma's hovering presence and decide to stop partying at her basement. However, Ma doesn't take their withdrawal gently.

Revealing the Past
The movie is laden with flashbacks, exposing Ma as a victim of a harsh trick during her high school years, arranged by Ben (Luke Evans), the dad of among the new-generation teens. The prank had actually publically humiliated and psychologically scarred her. This apparently informs her sinister motives for inviting the teenagers into her home, eventually seeking vengeance from their parents who mistreated her in the past.

Disturbing Climax
In a troubling climax, Ma-- who is a veterinary service technician-- shows her darkest side. She kidnaps and toxins Ben, sets Mercedes (Missi Pyle) approximately be hit by a truck, and imprisons the teens in her basement, subjecting them to various torments. Ultimately, Maggie's mom Erica (Juliette Lewis) and her friend Stu, rescue the teenagers.

In the end, Sue Ann perishes in a fire however not before laying beside the unconscious body of her favorite victim, Ben's son, Andy (Corey Fogelmanis), in a chilling final scene. In essence, "Ma" is a horror movie checking out the profound effects of past injuries and the frightening lengths a scorned individual wants to choose revenge. With its nuanced characters and grasping thriller, "Ma" provides audiences a fresh take on psychological horror.

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