The recently released film, Umma was globally available on Netflix in January 2024 after its theatrical release last year. Here are some of the key characteristics that make it a worthwhile watch
Whether you’re an avid fan of the horror genre films or not, Umma is a must-watch because of its multi-layered approach revolving around the various themes without missing any jump scares in the process. The recently released film was globally available on Netflix in January 2024 after its theatrical release last year. Here are some of the key characteristics that make it a worthwhile watch
1. Sandra Oh as a paranoid mother
The Golden Globe-winning actress Sandra Oh is leading this horror film with an expressive performance as the paranoid mother, who is afraid to be abandoned in correlation to her troubled past. She is fearful of electricity, giving that character depth to learn more about her role as Amanda. Sandra Oh is an acclaimed actress and is renowned for Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve.
2. Supernatural horror with suspense and jump scares
With themes like supernatural body possession and family abandonment – Umma delves into the consequences of a hidden past and a secret life as things turn awry after the cremated remains reach Amanda’s house. Watch the trailer here to get a glimpse of the anticipated chills and jump scares throughout the 1:30-hour screen time.
3. Korean-American heritage
The lineage of a Korean mother-daughter duo traces its roots back to the immigrant single mother who has moved on with her new American lifestyle and distances her daughter from the Korean heritage and culture, even the mother tough. However, things turn haywire after the death of the villainous Umma.
4. Secret past
The multi-linear approach to witness the mystic connection between the forgotten past that catches up after Umma’s death. The dark secrets crept their way into Amanda and Chrissy’s lives to turn their peaceful lives into mysterious events.
5. Countryside life
One of the reasons is to explore the American countryside as the leads live in a far-off country land with almost no technical advancements in the hearts of nature. Even their livelihood as beekeepers makes an interesting career inspiration to watch.
Umma is currently streaming on Netflix since January 1