For those of you who are going to see The Haunting of Molly Hartley on Halloween (mostly because there aren’t many horror releases coming out that day), take a look at the trailer again. Does Molly’s mom remind you of someone? She reminds me of a few scary-ass mothers I’ve seen in movies, especially horror flicks. Some of them make me laugh uncomfortably because that’s all I can do, while others leave me in sheer terror via jaw-floor moments. Who are your favorite movie mothers? You tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine!
It’s already bad enough that she’s some sort of weird, virgin-thirsty cat/subhuman creature, but when her son is eventually killed, we really see just how messed up this lady is. Plus, making out with your kid is just all sorts of wrong. Incest is bad, kids.
She’s a nice lady throughout most of the movie, but when she gets killed by her son and brought back after a night in the pet cemetery, this bitch has gone wild! The end of this film still creeps me out so badly that I have to cower behind a blanket like a little kid. See what I’m talking about below (OBVIOUS SPOILERS):
Yap, yap, yap. Sure gets annoying after a while, right? Well, imagine if that irritant died and reanimated as a flesh-eating zombie. I wouldn’t know whether I’d rather deal with a broad like that alive or dead…but I’d sure as shit be watching my every move. Killer wombs are never fun to deal with, and Dead Alive shows us that (MAJOR SPOILERS):
She doesn't even have to say word (I mean, REALLY she can't since she's an alien) but DAMN does she get her point across! Not only does she look absolutely terrifying, but when she unleashes the beast within (literally) all goes mad! I would absolutely NOT fuck with this broad and am sort of glad that hot mess of crazy doesn't exist in real life. Momma in action:
Honestly, if my son was killed because of some reckless teens fooling around, I’d be pretty pissed and want to knock off who did it (not saying I would) but this woman is EXTREME. Killing people is one thing, but killing people who have nothing to do with your son’s murder AND going schizoid in the process…terrifying. See for yourself:
Momma really needs to find new ways of entertainment, because watching your two boys rape and kill young ladies is just a TAD on the morbid side. She’s sort of like Deliverance meets Psycho, and I’m not exactly comfortable watching her in action. See what I’m talking about:
You know the saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”? Well, this lady puts it in action. She’s pissed that she lost her baby in a car wreck caused by the lovely Sarah, so what’s she do? Fucking guts the broad and steals her baby! Insanity at it’s finest.
Carrie made me thankful for two things: 1) that I had no telekinetic powers and 2) that I didn’t have a severe Bible-thumping head case of a mother. It’s bad enough moms think their kids are strange or even terrifying while growing up, but to actually stab your daughter because you think she’s possessed by the Devil? Oy.
The name just gives you chills, doesn’t it? Alright, so technically we don’t actually get to see her. We only see the version of her through her fucked-in-the-head son, Norman, but in real life this woman must have been a terror and a half to have so much control over her son’s life even after her passing. If you dare, watch below (ENDING SPOILER):
The scariest stories are of course the ones that are actually true, which is the case with Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of Hollywood starlet Joan Crawford. After this movie came out, everyone who saw it could never look at a wire hanger again, including me, almost 30 years later.