Hey Horror Hounds it's that time of year again, the season to remember all those special ladies out there that have given us the world. They've changed our diapers, cleaned our machetes, kissed away our pain, checked under our beds and even hid the bodies. There's no doubt that Mother's hold a special place in all our hearts, let's just hope we don't have to rip out someone else's to prove it. If your lucky like me and have a Mother who loves horror then The 5 Best Horror Movies To Watch With Your Mom On Mother's Day will make the day special for you both for many years to come.
5. Mothers Day (2010)
Mother's Day is a 2010 American psychological horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It is a very loosely adapted remake of Charles Kaufman's 1980 film of the same name and was written by Scott Milam and produced by Brett Ratner. The film is about three brothers who fail to rob a bank then run to their mother so she can help them get away. The brothers discover that their mother has lost her house in a foreclosure. The brothers hold the new owners and their guests hostage. When their mother arrives, she takes control of the situation.
Mother's Day is a violent thriller that examines the loyalties of two very different family units. I'm sure everyone remembers Rebecca De Mornay from her sexually charged films of the 90's (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Never Talk To Strangers) Rebecca hasn't cooled off one single bit and is still just as smoldering as she was 20 years ago. Here De Mornay plays a dangerous and sexy M.I.L.F. whose finally reunited with her outlaw sons on a very bloody Mothers Day. An underrated shocker from the makers of Saw, this film takes Mother-May-I to a whole new level.
4. Inside (2007)
Inside (French: À l'intérieur) is a 2007 French home invasion horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, starring Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle. It was written by co-director Bustillo, and is the first feature film from either director. It concerns the attack and home-invasion of a young pregnant woman by a mysterious stranger who seeks to take her unborn baby.
Nothing makes you more nervous than a pregnant woman right? This film doesn't play around with tension that much, instead it spends the majority of its run time indulging in full on terror. I have to say (and I know I'm in the minority here) I really hated most of the ending but overall the movie is still a must see for true horror fans and it firmly proves some Mothers will do anything for their child, even survive.
3. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of the psychopathic antagonist family from the previous film, now seen as anti-heroic protagonists, with Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie reprising their roles. At the time of its release and in the years since, the film has garnered a major cult following.
Mother Firefly is an interesting character in both of Rob's films about this new age nightmare family. Unfortunately, we're not given much background on her and she's ultimately dispatched by a law breaking sheriff in this film before we really get to enjoy more than a couple scenes with the maniacal matriarch. Mother Firefly does take a last stand for her unruly bunch though and more than matches machismo with legendary actor William Forsyhte. Rob has hinted recently that a 3rd installment is coming down the tracks. Given the end of this film it's likely the new film will be a prequel, which tells me we may actually find out more about Mother Firefly's past. I can't wait.
2. Psycho (1960)
Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles and Martin Balsam. The screenplay by Joseph Stefano was based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The film centers on the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Leigh), who ends up at a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer, and the motel's disturbed owner-manager, Norman Bates (Perkins), and its aftermath.
Mothers aren't always a great influence on a young man, especially if your mother is Norma Bates. All though Mother Bates only makes an appearance as a corpse in the classic Hitchcock thriller, her presence looms large. Later on in the A&E television series Bates Motel we discover that Norma had a very passionate love for her troubled son, even if their relationship wasn't exactly healthy.
1. Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher horror film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan. It is considered one of the first "true" slasher movies.
In Friday the 13th Betsy Palmer plays out every horror fans fantasy Mother. Her willingness to seek justice for sons untimely death is something that has resonated with many people over the years, including Betsy herself. During a interview done shortly before her passing, Palmer talked about her initial hate for the film saying that upon her first viewing she considered the legendary horror staple as nothing more than trash. She goes on to explain though that over the years that changed for her. As so many fans excitedly approached her for hugs everywhere she traveled to, she began to grow a strong fondness for the film and it's followers. "They remember me as Jason's mommy, but I think maybe they see my character as the Mother many of them never had." Betsy was a wonderful woman and she will truly be loved by horror fans for generations to come.
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Happy Mothers Day Mom (Joanne, Sharon, Jeanette, Mindy & Denise) Love You!