First Glance: “Umma”

“Umma” is creepy supernatural chiller written and directed by Iris K. Shim. The name that’ll catch many people’s eye is Sam Raimi who produces. Yesterday distributor Sony Pictures dropped the first trailer, and I can honestly say it wasn’t what I expected. Now “Umma” is high on my ‘to watch’ list thanks in large part to it’s eerie vibe and the intriguing casting of Sandra Oh as its lead.

Oh plays a hermit named Amanda. She’s a Korean immigrant who has made a home for herself and her daughter on a remote rural farm. There she raises bees and holds to a strict policy of no modern technology – no televisions, no radios, not even automobiles are allowed. But her secluded life is interrupted when a mysterious man arrives unannounced carrying the ashes of her recently deceased mother. It opens the door to something wicked and utterly terrifying. The trailer rightly keeps a lot under wraps, and I’m anxious to see where this thing goes.

“Umma” lands in theaters March 18th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

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