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MOTHER’S DAY Horror Movie Review

Posted in Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by richy

This my humble review on a Great Cult Classic MOTHER’S DAY!! I was throughly impressed and entertained by the film. It was released in 1980, but like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many other exploitation films it was banned in many venues and countries. That alone means I will more than likely LOVE IT!! If someone tells me I shouldn’t watch something you can bet your ass I definitely will!!  It was Directed by Charles Kaufman and Produced by Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment.

The story is about 3 friends who call themselves “the Rat Pack” and their trip camping in the woods. Little do they know, two Hillbilly brothers are living nearby and they have only one thing on their mind, impressing their mother played by Rose Ross.  And what impresses their mother? Rape, Kidnapping and Violence. She trains the boys the best she can with the little they have around their rural home. After capturing the 3 helpless girls and bringing them back for their mother’s approval, the two boys single out Jackie, who the girls swear has always been abused by men. Earlier in the film they take out some harmless revenge on a douche-bag  who calls himself Dobber, while the movie plays “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James and the Shondells. This time however Jackie isn’t just abused emotionally, she actually beaten and raped.

 After the first night, the 2 remaining girls try to escape and they find their friend Jackie inside a dresser. She is half dead and barely breathing but they will not leave her behind. They hoist her up and carry her off, but they are found by Ike and Addley the 2 Hillbilly brothers. While the brothers try to subdue them, their Mother screams for them to help her in the front yard. She tells them her sister Queenie is out there in the woods just waiting to kill her. They don’t really believe her, but they are sworn to do whatever she asks. While the mother distracts the boys, the girl escape into the woods. They can’t go too far, and they have to lay Jackie down as Trina tries to bring back the car. The car won’t start, thanks to Ike and Addley tampering with the motor, but Trina doesn’t give up. She runs to the road and tries to flag down a passing cop car. Unfortunately it is NOT an officer of the law, but Ike. He tries to have his way with her, but she racks him and gets away again.

During all this Jackie dies from her wounds. Trina breaks down, but Abbey turns vindictive. She swears to Jackie’s corpse that she will make them sorry sons of bitches pay. They hold up their promise as they go back to the house and kill both boys. Then it’s time for their mother. She begs and pleads to the girls, but it only reminds Abbey of her own abusive mother. She then smothers her with a plastic Titty Pillow. (I LOVE THAT!!) They then bury Jackie and try to go back to their own lives, but Finally a screech is heard in the woods. Queenie who has only been spoken of so far in the movie, leaps over a huge bush to pursue them, as the movie ends.
Great Movie, great Story!! It might be a little too dark for some. (My wife won’t watch it) but it does have redeemable qualities. The acting of the women played by Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, and Tiana Pierce are amazing. The horror is intense, and their planning of how to escape is well thought out.
I want to thank Jose Antonio Rodriguez for suggesting it to me. I FREAKING LOVED IT!!