A few days back I posted a list of 5 Horror Movies To Show Your Mom On Mother’s Day. I like that list, it’s fun. If you haven’t read it already, go for it. But after I was done I thought, “why didn’t I just go right to the source?”
Who’s the source? My own mother, of course. I figured, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’d give her a forum to sound off! So I got in touch with her and sent her a list of horror (and gory horror-ish) movies I know for a fact she’s seen. And, even though it had been years since she’d seen most of the items on the list, she remembered a surprising amount of them! The poor woman had to watch way too many of these films with me as a child (and even as an adult, on occasion). My big takeaway? Like the rest of us, she just doesn’t want to be bored.
Also? My Mom is awesome, whether or not we agree on movies. I have quoted her directly on these since it’s about time she had the floor. Head inside for 10 Horror Movies My Mom Hates (And Loves)!!!
“‘Sin City,’ I saw it in the movie theater. The violence was so repulsive I literally had to go to the ladies room and was almost sick. To me it was violence only for the sake of violence… and had it NO redeeming qualities! My son made me see it but I eventually forgave him.”
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
“I saw ‘American Werewolf in London’ about 100 times as my son rented it for the VCR every weekend for years when he was in grade school. I liked it the first 20 times I saw it.”
“I loved ‘Jaws.’ Thought it was fun and scary… not too gross and it was plausible. Good dialogue, interesting characters, good casting and acting was good… and for the times the special effects were great. Never was bored.”
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
“Silence of the Lambs was great. I am a therapist so I enjoyed the psychological references and thought the psychology and motivations of the characters was well done. Thought Jodie and Anthony gave great performances and the plot was believable. I think horror movies that are logical and possible are the scariest. The viewer knows ” it ” could happen to them in real life.”