Sunday, May 13, 2012

Movie Night - Mother's Day Celebration

Haven't done a themed movie night in way too long, but they're always fun. Tonight, in celebration of Mother's Day, I have a trilogy of Mom inspired horror all lined up and ready to go.

I've heard good things about this new Mother's Day flick from Darren Lynn Bousman, but I purposely held off on watching it until today. Having "from the director of Saw 2, 3, and 4" on the cover doesn't automatically constitute a watch for me, but I understand there's lots of brutal violence, Rebecca DeMornay, and Shawn Ashmore. That might not be enough for you, but you can almost always sing me up for any one of those things, having all three makes Mother's Day a no-brainer. Hoping it doesn't disappoint.

This one is a guilty pleasure of mine, and has been since the first time I caught it in the middle of the night on HBO when I was a kid. Unfortunately as far as I know, there isn't a dvd of this wonderful little movie out there anywhere. It was available to watch on Youtube a while back, and I used it for a Friday Night Drive-In post, but the account that had it uploaded has now been suspended due to copyright infringement, so watching it on the Xbox as I had planned to do, is no longer an option. Looks like I'm going to have to dig my vhs out.

Finally, I plan to revisit the dark comedy Serial Mom. I haven't seen this flick in years, but I remember liking it a lot. Not sure exactly why it's taken me so long to watch it again, as I'm a bit of a John Waters junkie. I suppose it may have a little bit to do with HBO running it over and over again back in the mid 90's. Still, I'm excited about watching this again after such a long time, it's almost going to be like watching it for the first time again.

This should make for one hell of a Mother's Day celebration in the Batcave, especially after a day spent at my parent's house. All that family stuff will likely have me ready to watch some brutal violence and senseless murdering, hah. Enjoy your Mother's Day folks!


Maynard Morrissey said...

LOL never heard of MOM but it looks hilarious.
The Mother's Day remake is absolutely kick--ass and IMO way better than the silly original - and Serial Mom is also terrific fun.

Looks like you had one helluva Mother's Day :-)

Mister Bones said...

Mom is actually pretty dam good for what it is, that's just a god awful trailer.

Didn't much care for the Mother's Day remake, it was one of those movies where everybody involved was so stupid that I felt like they deserved to die.