01/17/2013 10:30 am ET

Guillermo Del Toro's New Thriller 'Mama' Spooks With Terrifying Finesse

Guillermo del Toro is a Hollywood heavyweight known for producing films both dark and scary – think “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Orphanage” – and his newest horror film, “Mama,” goes back to what the Mexican filmmaker calls “the basics.”

“I believe there are only two things that work in horror, the basics: the things that shouldn’t be, but are, and the things that should be but are not,” del Toro told reporters at a press conference for “Mama” in New York City. “Every horror movie should follow those two things – and the rest is all about dislocating the world as we know it.”

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