‘Ma’: Horror finds its muse in Octavia Spencer

  Better believe it---you don't want to get on Octavia Spencer's bad side. The twisted thriller to see this week tells a familiar tale that gets a refreshing spin from the creepy performance of Octavia, its lead actress. In the psychological drama "Ma," the seasoned performer mines her oft-concealed dark side to bring to sinister life the lingering effects of bullying. It's a characterization that calls to mind Isabelle Huppert's disquieting turn opposite Chloe Grace Moretz in Neil Jordan's similarly themed "Greta," released last year. For her role in director Tate Taylor's white-knuckle thriller, the Oscar-winning Octavia ("The Help") utilizes her affable persona...

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