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Mother's Day -- Loving sons always do what their mothers tell them to... even if it's to kill!  A mad matriarch and her two maniac sons kidnap and torture three women in their backwoods cabin!


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Release Date:
19 September 1980 (USA) See more »
If you go down to the woods today. See more »
Three female friends on a camping trip are kidnapped by a pair of brothers, who take the women back to their home and brutalize them, all for the pleasure of their demented mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jaime King To Star In Mother's Day
 (From EmpireOnline. 19 August 2009, 2:34 AM, PDT)

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A Unique Horror Film; Very Overlooked See more (100 total) »


  (in credits order)
Nancy Hendrickson ... Abbey
Deborah Luce ... Jackie
Tiana Pierce ... Trina
Frederick Coffin ... Ike (as Holden McGuire)

Michael McCleery ... Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ... Mother (as Rose Ross)

Robert Collins ... Ernie

Peter Fox ... The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Marsella Davidson ... Terry
Kevin Lowe ... Ted
Scott Lucas ... Storekeeper
Ed Battle ... Doorman
Robert Carnegie ... Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ... Older man at Pool Party
John Radom
Louie Cogie
Sondra Fortunato
Sheldon Relde
Marshall Auerbach
Timmy Leight
John Castellano
Suzy Fried
Steve Sturm
Leilani Gorre
Joe Stanton
John Fanelli
Josh Smilowitz
Vince Piccalo
Doreen Richardson
Bill Smith
Gwen Van Highland
Lawrence Mayer
Joel Greenberg
Sture Sjöstedt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Knapp ... Charlie
Bob Fassbender ... (voice) (uncredited)
Scott Gordon ... (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Kaufman ... Cocaine addict (uncredited)
Floyd Vivino ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Kaufman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Kaufman 
Warren Leight 

Produced by
Alexander Beck .... executive producer
Michael Herz .... associate producer
Charles Kaufman .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... associate producer
Michael Kravitz .... producer
Original Music by
Phil Gallo 
Clem Vicari Jr. 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
Production Design by
Susan Kaufman 
Art Direction by
Sandy Hamilton 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
Makeup Department
Josie Caruso .... special makeup effects
Rob E. Holland .... special makeup effects
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Proser .... first assistant director
Barry Shapiro .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Rex Piano .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Bolesta .... key grip
Stuart Deutsch .... best boy
Phil Devonshire .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Richard W. Haines .... assistant editor
Other crew
Meta Carter .... script supervisor
Ray Sundlin .... production executive

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Also Known As:
90 min | Australia:98 min | Germany:76 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:(Banned) (1985 re-rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/18 | UK:R | UK:18 (2015) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut version)
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During the beginning at the seminar, most of the crowd was made up of crew members.See more »
Continuity: When the girls are kidnapped and put in the sleeping bags, they are wearing night clothes as they were in bed. When the sleeping bags are re-opened in the house, however, they are now fully clothed (with one even wearing jewellery) with no explanation of how this happened.See more »
Mother:Ike, you better bolt that door good tonight.
Ike:Ma, there's nobody out there...
Mother:Now you just do what I say! Queenie's out there, I just know it.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »
I think we're alone nowSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Unique Horror Film; Very Overlooked, 13 January 2015
Author: slimer8489 from United States

As a fan of Troma and Lloyd Kaufman, I must say that this film is excellent in the horror genre. When I first saw this, I was 15 and it was in June. I thought of it as a good, but "meh" film. Just recently, I picked up the DVD at Barnes & Noble (the DVD has excellent transfer, by the way), I gave it another watch, and I totally LOVED IT!!! Firstly, I love the idea of not just one crazy psychotic killer, but a whole family of them. Ike and Addley (the two sons) are very underrated killers in horror, and should be recognized more. My favorite scene has got to be the opening scene where the man gets killed with a machete. It creates the mood for this film, and both the setup and execution are excellent. A great use of slow-mo for this scene.

Second, the characters are wonderful. I feel bad for Jackie. All her life, she has been pushed over and used. I'm not gonna give anything away, but I feel bad for what happens to her.

Finally, I love how we get to see how the killers spend their days. I love how Ike and Addley live and act like children. I can certainly feel something when Ike says "You killed my brother!" It sounds just like something a little boy would say, and the way he says it is child-like, too.

Overall, this movie is wonderful. Definitely a movie I don't regret picking up at Barnes and Noble (unlike the Wayne's World 2-for-1 pack, which had no special features, whereas the separate DVDs had tons). But sadly, this is one of those movies where people like to look at it as an abomination of some sort to the world of film. I think people should learn to have fun with this film. Just go in to this film with a fun mood.

And oh yeah, the remake. Well, I've heard bad reviews on this one (but that doesn't stop me from seeing a movie), and judging by the cover, it doesn't have the charm that the original one had. It looks like one of those horror movies where everything is serious, everyone is cranky, and there are cuss words up the butt. But then, I saw the special features on the Mother's Day (1980) DVD, and a majority of them feature the director of the remake. He seemed really passionate about the original and seemed like a guy who wouldn't want to screw up the original when it comes to a remake. I don't really plan on seeing this remake in the future, but I might for curiosity's sake, and the enthusiasm of the director. I must say, he is really energetic about the original film. He tried looking for the actors who played Ike and Addley (but couldn't find them, since the names of the actors were supposedly aliases), has interviewed the director, and has told his life story about his interest in the film. I like this guy.

EDIT: The director of the remake was only in one special feature, the actual person I was referring to was Eli Roth, and the movie he wanted Ike and Addley in was Cabin Fever, not Cabin in the Woods. Sorry about that.

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