According to Norman Bates, “A boy’s best friend is his mother”. And so to mark the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho, here are 10 more movie moms whose mother-son relationship is a little….questionable.
1. Mrs. Lift – Throw Momma From The Train
She calls him fat and stupid, he brings her the salted nuts and spends the entire film trying have her killed.
2. Mrs. Booth – Blue Velvet
Although we never see Frank Booth’s mother in the film, we can safely assume that her parenting skills weren’t all they could’ve been.
3.Rosemary Woodhouse- Rosemary’s Baby
Her intentions as a mother are good, however, she still gives birth to the Antichrist.
4.Mrs. DeVito- Goodfellas
Her son has some anger management issues, and their relationship is apparently emotionally absent, as seen when he comes over to borrow the shovel.
5.Mrs. Karras – The Exorcist
A dying mother, Catholic guilt, a taunting demon, throw yourself out the window.
6. Lorraine Baines McFly- Back To the Future
Pretty self-explanatory, and so messed up.
7.Eleanor Iselin – The Manchurian Candidate
She drives a wedge between her son and his finance, eventually forcing the end of the relationship. Oh, and she’s also a communist spy who brainwashes him to be a political assassin.
8.Lilly Dillon- The Grifters
She robs her son, tries to seduce him, fakes her death using the corpse of his girlfriend whom she murdered, and she eventually slashes his throat leaving him to die on the floor.
9.Vera Cosgrove- Dead Alive
Already cripplingly overbearing in life, as a bloodthirsty zombie she the takes the reverse Oedipus complex to a whole new level.
10. Pamela Voorhees – Friday the 13th
To avenge her drowned son she slays a bunch of camp counselors until one them decapitates her; at which point her son, whose devotion to her is so great, is resurrected to continue her retribution.
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