21 July 2024
Mother's Day (1980)
90 min.
Directed by Charles Kaufman.
With Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce, Holden McGuire, Billy Ray McQuade, Rose Ross.
Lame low budget horror.

Chuckling mama (Rose Ross) absolutely loves it when her backwoods sons kidnap three vacationing females who are out for a little college reunion.

Mother's redneck clan then proceeds to torture and abuse their poor women prey.

But after one of the women dies during one of mama's fun & games sessions, the remaining two kidnapees find their guts...and take revenge! Will the girls be able to escape from Momma and her redneck bubbas?

Some touches of minor humor and a few ham-fisted attempts at commentary on American consumerism highlight Mother's Day.

But don't expect anything approaching the gritty genius of, say, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Instead, this meandering wannabe low budget horror plays like a Carol Burnett skit gone terribly wrong, and ultimately fails to gain any real oomph behind it.

Best seen as a late nite (and we do mean "late") watch.

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