Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 released the trailer:
MA - Official Trailer.

Story intro

The revenge film follows Sue Ann (Spencer), a killer who struggles with social rejection, peer pressure, and bullying. She is a lonely veterinary aide who lives in a town in Ohio. Things start to go wrong when she meets a group of teenagers. Despite their age differences, Sue Ann was invited into the clique, which she buys alcohol for. At first, it was fun for Sue Ann, who came to be called Ma, as her friendship with the high schoolers gives her the opportunity to be social and it gets her invites to parties. However, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to let go of her friends during weekends. She eventually develops an obsessive fixation on the group. The involvement of her friends' parents also triggered past trauma. These developments lead to violence. The film is noted for being one of the first horror movies to feature a female, black lead.


Octavia Spencer
Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington
Kyanna Simone Simpson
Young Sue Ann
Juliette Lewis
Erica Thompson, Maggie's mother
Skyler Joy
young Erica
Diana Silvers
Maggie Thompson, Erica's daughter
Luke Evans
Ben Hawkins, Andy's father
Andrew Matthew Welch
young Ben
Missi Pyle
Mercedes, Ben's girlfriend
Nicole Carpenter
young Mercedes
McKaley Miller
Haley, Maggie's friend
Corey Fogelmanis
Andy Hawkins, Maggie's friend and Ben's son
Gianni Paolo
Chaz, Maggie's friend
Dante Brown
Darrell, Maggie's friend
Allison Janney
Dr. Brown


The film Ma was scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on May 30, 2019 (Germany) and on May 31, 2019 (United States).

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. The film's budget is $5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Ma got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Ma (film)

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