Saw II, III, and IV mastermind Darren Lynn Bousman turned his talents to a horror remake post-icky torture porn delights with his take on the Troma classic Mother’s Day. A spin on Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight’s 1980 film of the same name, Bousman moves the action of his film out of the woods (boo!) and into suburbia (further boos!), though he appears to hew to the original idea of three bad brothers bent on impressing their sicko mom with lots of blood and torture and crime. Hey, every family is different!
Bousman’s film stars Rebecca De Mornay as dear sweet Mother (going back to her Hand That Rocks the Cradle creepy best), with Patrick Flueger, Warren Kole, and Matt O’Leary as her evil spawn. The three younger Koffins rob a bank, go to hide out in their family home, only to find that Mother lost it to foreclosure. That’s too bad for the house’s new owners and all their innocent party guests. Homeownership is a bitch – and so is Mother.
The film first played way back at Fantasic Fest 2010, and Fure wasn’t too crazy about it then, but I’m willing to bet it can stir up some basic scares. Take a looksie after the break.
The film also stars Jaime King, Briana Evigan, Deborah Ann Woll, Jessie Rusu, Frank Grillo, and Shawn Ashmore.
Mother’s Day will open in limited release on May 4, followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release on May 8.
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