StevenF Review of Mara

Mara was released on September 7, 2018. It is a thriller which revolves around the theory that 40% of people are afflicted by sleep paralysis. In this film, the theory is taken one step further and contends that a sleep demon kills people in their sleep. Psychologist Kate Fuller (Olga Kurylenko) is called when a woman is accused of murdering her husband and their 8 year old daughter (Mackenzie Imsand) is the only witness.

There were a couple scenes at the beginning of the film that made me jump. This was enhanced by the music score. After a while, the tension of the film lost some of its impact. The acting wasn’t too bad, but by the time the demon was seen in the film, I was starting to lose interest. It’s not a great idea to make sleep as the main theme of a movie because I was, as some points, falling asleep myself. Other than the acting, the photography was good.

If you are the sort of person who enjoys these kind of movies, then you will enjoy this film. It had its good moments and its bad moments. I, however, am only willing to give it 3 stars out of 5. The subject matter was weak and the demon was not frightening enough.

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1 thought on “StevenF Review of Mara

  1. Remmy

    Originally the “sleep demon” was called a succubus or incubus that had sex with men or women over a period of time until they had no more ‘juice’ left and would die. There is nothing new about this movie. Basically, it tells the story of a succubus that attacks while you are asleep and drains you, sort of like a vampire but dealing with ‘other’ bodily fluids. After all, having a wet dream at first might be nice, but when you can’t stop it, you are going to die.

    This is not original and I agree with Steve 3 out of 5 stars.

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