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Mother's Day

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Product Description

Loving sons always do what their mothers tell them to...even if it's to kill. Directed by Charles Kaufman (brother of Troma President Lloyd Kaufman), the classic Mother’s Day delivers laughs and chills with liberal doses of nail-biting suspense. When three college buddies decide to rekindle their comraderie with a camping trip, they become the unwitting prey of a very dysfunctional family. As unforgettable as Deliverance, as terrifying as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a twisted statirical humor in the Kaufman vein, this Mother's Day will leave you feeling frightened and amazed!

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"One of the best retribution scenes in the annals of film history!" -- Trent Haaga, Tapeheads

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin, Michael McCleery
  • Directors: Charles Kaufman
  • Writers: Charles Kaufman, Warren Leight
  • Producers: Charles Kaufman, Alexander Beck, Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, Michael Kravitz
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: TROMA ENTERTAINMENT INC.
  • DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YS5P
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,898 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mother's Day" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
Wow! Words can hardly express how much I love this movie! This is a true 80's horror classic, with a little bit of camp thrown in for fun! I can't say enough about this under seen little gem! For it's time and genre, the gore and killings are just fantastic. I really dig the script as well. I won't say much about the plot, as it is described in other reviews. I will say that in my opinion, the acting is absolutely fantastic(contrary to other reviews).

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!
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Mother's Day is a classic piece of early 80's cinema that demandingly pelts the viewer with violence, gore, black humor and wit. This is more than a low budget splatter-fest and if you keep your eyes and ears peeled you'll catch all kinds of sub-texts and social commentaries that this type of picture is usually devoid of. Not surprisingly, Mother's Day remains as caustic and telling 25 years after its release as it was in 1980.

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.
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this is a MUST HAVE for all horror fans!!!! don't expect it to be like The Toxic Avenger or Class of Nuke 'Em High.. this movie stands alone!! I won't spoil it.. just watch it!! and also watch the Eli Roth interview...

PS: there is a scene which is kind of disturbing.. I know you will know it when you see it... but look pass that..
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One of my favorite horror movies from the 80's. It helped me get the Horror-comedy genre. My mom and aunt and I watched together back in the day. It builds the characters really well, that it's hard to watch the girls suffering. But the Revenge is Sweet.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Mothers Day has been a Favorite genre piece of mine since I saw it
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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