Most Memorable Psycho/Intensely Scary Moms in Horror

Most Memorable Psycho/Intensely Scary Moms in Horror

Mictros's picture

Just watched the trailer for the re-imagining of "Carrie". This got me thinking. Not sure Moore can pull it off, but want to find out. That led to this idea. Who do you think should be on this list? Naturally, I'm starting off with Piper Laurie in the original 1976 "Carrie". The other two who came immediately to mind? Betsy Palmer as Mrs. Vorhees in the original 1980 "Friday the 13th" and a more obscure one I consider on my list of classics: Shirley Knight as Jerolyn in 1982's "The Sender". Your additions and thoughts?

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Mictros's picture

In case these links, like many others here, dissappear? this WAS a link to trailer "The Sender" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5_QdQvwtRU

Highlights of Piper Laurie in "Carrie"(long)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUzos0VZzk

Betsy Palmer Interview (very short)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEXvWYEtal0

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klownz's picture

Am sure as shit giving Darah a shout out (Macabre, Indonesia, 2009)

 

And I will give a shout out to mother firefly, house of 1000 corpses/devils rejects.

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klownz's picture

One more that comes to mind is the mom in "cradle will fall"  aka "baby blues"

"On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his sibling from the mother they have always known and loved."

 

 

www.horrormansion.net

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Mictros's picture

Fantastic examples! As always? Go Klownz go! I hoped you'd post. Haven't seen Baby Blues. Gonna check it out! 

MR2704's picture

How bout "Serial Mom" anyone who will kill someone over wearing white on labor day is terriying!

Mictros's picture

I thought about that. I really did. I also thought about Paula Prentiss in Saturday the 14th. BUT they aren't horror and would go into the off topic section is what I decided. Feel free to start it if you like. Serial Mom is frickin hilarious! PUSSYWILLOW!!

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Mictros's picture

Strait-Jacket 1964 Joan Crawford!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rz1lpIcBGs

Here's a link to a making of. ⬆

This movie shocked the piss out of me for actually being watchable! I am still getting over my suprise that it was any good at all, but how could you go wrong with a mom like Joan Crawford and a writer of the movie classic "Psycho"?!?

HELLFIGHTER's picture

Rebecca DeMornay in MOTHERS DAY (2010) and the original Beatrice Pons in MOTHERS DAY (1980)

The queen in ALIENS

Dido Miles in the great, little seen Brit horror MUM AND DAD (2008)

 

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Mictros's picture

Awesome thinking on your feet! I've seen every one of those movies and you sure do know your cinema! Props!

HELLFIGHTER's picture

BTW. . . . . The ORIGINAL short MAMA, . . . . . . . frightening stuff whether you liked the follow up movie or not. The original short was two minutes of scary shite and won an international award and got the couple who filmed it the notoriety necessary to be noticed and have it turned into a movie.

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