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Mother's Day (1980) [Blu-ray]
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The three actresses (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce)that star in this movie seem to have a great chemistry amongst themselves. Their laughing and playing comes off smoothly and they are quite convincing as old college pals. Their scenes together flow naturally throughout the film and do not come off as contrived in the slightest bit.
The brothers Ike (Holden McGuire) and Addley (Michael McCleery) are SUPERB in their roles!! They truly give off the creepiest vibe with such ease that it's hard to tell that they are acting. Lastly, Rose Ross is fantastic in her role as Momma. She can be sweet, demanding, scary, demented, and creepy without batting an eyelash. People have criticized this film for years but it is a film that really entertains the serious horror fan. I have been watching these movies for 25 years and this is definitely one in my top 5!
Mother's Day achieves what it sets out to do!! It scares its audience first, and then successfully makes you care about its characters before terrifying you all over again!!
Do you root for killers, do you root for the victims, or do you root for Queeenie?? ;-)
Hell .. I root for them ALL every time I watch it!!
I am thrilled that Troma realeased this on DVD! Good job guys!
The storyline is simple, three former college co-eds escape the city for a weekend of relaxation in the woods. Of course relaxation is the last thing that these city twits are gonna get because brothers Ike and Adly are hell bent on having their way with them, and rest is certainly not on the menu.
The girls are dragged unmercifully to the inbreds' shack and are formally introduced to Mother. Mother approves of their latest earmarks, "Boys, you've made your mother very proud." From here on out the girls are tortured and raped, humiliated and debased in a variety of savage ways.
All the while Ike and Adly spout sound bytes from movies, music and television. They almost have their own language that only they can understand-like they're speaking in code. To the girls' dismay part of their torture includes pantomiming scenes from the clan's favorite movies. This type of behavior somehow validates these red-necks and they come away thinking that they are normal; or better yet, "citified."
This brood of backwards hill-jacks are a poisoned by-product of heartless, soulless Pop culture. They've O.D.'d on saccharine soaked cinema and gimmicky bullsh*t rock. Ike and Adly are intellectually incapable of recognizing fiction from nonfiction.Read more ›
PS: there is a scene which is kind of disturbing.. I know you will know it when you see it... but look pass that..
in 1980..The movie itself is campy ,fun and very violent yet packs a few ironic twists.
As a woman I hate rape scenes but know that in these types of films they are necessary to really get the horrific nature of the story to resonate in your mind and to make whatever happens later all the more effective,It's in the vein of 'I Spit on Your Grave' because this is somewhat of a revenge film and a film not only about the vulnerability of women but also the strength that we as woman have when push comes to shove.
There are some over the top gore effects but in this type of film it works .It is after all a Troma release.When in a panic anything can be used as a weapon such as a can of Drano,a Television,an electric Carving Knife and even a breast shaped blow up pillow.
AS far as the clarity of the Blu Ray it was amazing ,I saw things that I wasn't able to see in the DVD..The extras were not bad but overall a great purchase ,and watch out for Queenie..
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This was a classic low budget film for the day. Worked in a movie theatre when it first came out. It's competition was on the same level only a few classics came out of the era... Read morePublished 1 month ago by todd connolly
I horror classic. I saw this film when I was 12 and found it traumatic and scared the ...out of me. As an adult it seems a little over the top, B-grade, and ridiculous. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Beau Lee Jackson
The original is much better than the 'so called' remake. I remember watching this movie back in the eighties. It's one of my favorites. :)Published 1 month ago by Wanda H.
There is only one reason to give this movie 5 stars and that is the ending.Published 3 months ago by Lovely