Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day is out today from Anchor Bay Films on Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack and on DVD. It’s an intense little film with an enesemble cast that includes Rebecca DeMornay (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Wedding Crashers), Jamie King (Red Tails, My Bloody Valentine, Sin City), Brianna Evigan (S. Darko, Step Up 2: The Streets), Patrick John Flueger (Footloose, Brothers), Deborah Ann Woll (HBO’s “True Blood”), Lyriq Bent (Saw II-IV, Skinwalkers), Frank Grillo (The Grey, Minority Report) and Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films, Frozen).
This movie is actually pretty damn intense. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be quite as visceral as it is, and it adds a few new scenarios to the home invasion genre that I hadn’t seen yet. I recently hopped on the phone with Bousman to discuss the film, its long road to release and the impact of the film’s violence (along with an alternate 4 hour cut that will probably never see the light of day). We also discussed Cinco De Mayo, the upcoming film that took us all by surprise last Saturday. Finally we touch upon The Devil’s Carnival tour and his plans for that film’s sequel.
In the film, “After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.”
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