Talk about hanging around. It feels like I’ve been covering Darren Bousman’s “Mother’s Day” remake for years now, possibly decades. It’s only been two years, but let’s face it, if you wanted to see this movie, you would have found ways to see it by now. It’s been all over the genre festival circuits, but for those of you who have a fear of film festivals, Anchor Bay will finally release it in a limited capacity on May 4th in parts of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, before shipping it off to DVD and Blu-ray May 8th where it will make most of its money. Or that’s the hope, anyway.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV) with screen story and screenplay by Scott Milam based on the original MOTHER’S DAY written by Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight, MOTHER’S DAY is a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic. After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hide out…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.
The slasher stars Rebecca DeMornay as the big bad momma, along with Jamie King, Briana Evigan, Patrick John Flueger, Deborah Ann Woll, Lyriq Bent, Frank Grillo and Shawn Ashmore.
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