Darling readers, in honor of today’s holiday in honor of saintly mothers everywhere, 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)
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. Let me know your favorite malicious mamas in the comments!