I Gave My Heart to Mother: 10 Murderous Movie Matriarchs

Dear readers, in honor of Mothers’ Day, here’s a quick roundup up of ten of my favorite malignant matrons of the silver screen.

1. Joan Crawford as Lucy Harbin in Straight-Jacket (1964)

Click below for 9 more malicious mamas…

2. Wendie Robie as Woman in The People Under the Stairs (1991)

3. Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Beverly Sutphin in Serial Mom (1994)

4. Betsy Palmer as Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th (1980)

5. Jordan Ladd as Madeline Matheson in Grace (2009)

6. Jennifer Tilly as the voice of Tiff in Seed Of Chucky (2004)

7. The lovely Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie (1976)

8. Laurie Metcalf as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2 (1997)

9. Béatrice Dalle as The Woman in À l’intérieur (2007)

10. and, finally, my favorite…a dessicated corpse as Mother Bates in Psycho (1960)

An honorable mention and very happy Mothers’ Day to Emily Dwyer in Mom, Erica Sayers in Black Swan, Mother in Mother’s Day, and Dorthy Yates in Frightmare.

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19 replies

  1. I’ve seen scarier moms, but not in the movies

  2. This was a fantastic idea! Also, I lol’d at Malignant Matrons. Good stuff.

  3. Oh my God, that is Nadine and Big Ed Hurley of Twin Peaks there in People Under the Stairs. How creepy! Were they married in this movie too? Apparently I really need to watch it. Great list!

  4. It doesn’t have a vicious, killer mum in it, but I love the title I DISMEMBER MAMA (aka Poor Albert and Little Annie). http://youtu.be/UQuYDeI2gps

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