“Some Koreans believe that their hardship are caused by the tormented spirits of their ancestors.”
So says Sandra Oh’s newly tormented character in Umma. And she should know. Check out the trailer for the Sam Raimi-produced horror flick above and the poster below.
Umma — the Korean word for “mother” — follows Amanda (Killing Eve star Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart), who are living a quiet life of beekeeping on an American farm with no phones. But when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into Mom. And with good reason.
“Her anger will grow as long as she remains in this box,” Amanda ominously is told by the man who brings her mom’s ashes. When her daughter begins asking questions about the grandma she never knew, Amanda says: “I remember so much screaming. … I didn’t want you to know her.”
Cue the terror.
Iris K. Shim wrote the screenplay and makes her feature directing debut on the PG-13 pic, which also stars Dermot Mulroney, MeeWha Alana Lee, Odeya Rush and Tom Yi. It’s the first project produced by Raimi and Zainab Azizi of Raimi Productions through their development deal with Starlight Media.
Sony’s Stage 6 Films opens the creepshow on March 18 exclusively in theaters.
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