Mother's Day was Charles Kaufman's foray into horror film making. The story is about three girls who grew up and went to school together. They decide to go out on a camping trip in upstate New York. But they pick the wrong day yo go up because they run into a crazy mother and her two retarded children. The mother is training her two boys to fight against an entity named Queenie. Whilst the three women are reminiscing about old times, the two goons spoil their fun and drag the ladies off to their compound. What will happen next? Will the ladies survive their meeting with Mama and her boys? Who or what is Queenie and does she even exist? Is this movie all it's cracked up to be? To find out these answers you'll just have to watch Mother's Day.
Lloyd Kaufman gave his brother the necessary funds to try and make an exploitive horror film. Charles said that if this movie didn't make any money then he would quit making movies. The brothers were surprised by how financially successful they were with this film that Charles decided to stay with Troma and make several more films. He also worked on a few scripts for Lloyd before retiring from the film business. If you enjoy Troma films then you'll like this one. I was surprised by how different this film was from the other ones that were being made around this time. Instead of glorifying the sexual aspects of rape, the film makers made it dirty, brutal and sleazy. Like it should be (check out I Spit on Your Grave for a similar movie).
Half a star out of **** "Mother's Day" is a psychopathic mistake of horror filmmaking that to my dismay, takes every reason WHY I watch horror films and offends, intends to shock, and twists my words. I have said before that I like a good disturbing film. "Mother's Day" heard these words and assumed that I actually LIKED watching disturbing, gruesome, and explicit imagery. I don't. But I have applauded films that are even more disturbing than this one before; and my reasoning … more