Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
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When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons' escape, teaching the house's new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way. Written by
I have a lot of respect for the 1980 version of Mother's Day, but I don't think it's a very good movie. I find it to be silly when it's supposed to be brutal, and brutal when it wants to be satirical. Still, I can't deny it has a certain charm and really tries to have a sense of fun about it (and sometimes even succeeds). The remake is only tangentially connected to the original, but it's a much better movie even if it loses its funny bone.
This time around, the psycho hillbillies invade the tranquil (or is it?) lives of young, successful suburbanites instead of having city folk end up on the loonies' home territory. Ike, Addley, and Mother are joined by little brother Johnny and sister Lydia; the two additions to the family don't make much sense until the end. Anyway, the boys are on the run after a botched bank robbery in which Johnny was shot. They head to their childhood home since they don't know Mother lost the house and it has new owners. The new owners and their friends are gathered around for a birthday party when the boys arrive, but it's certainly no party once Mother and Lydia arrive.
What follows is pretty standard in most home invasion and "normal people trapped in a nightmare" flicks: secrets and lies and selfish behavior blur the line between the good guys and the bad guys, there's some decent gore, more than a few intense moments, and a good performance by Rebecca De Mornay as mother. There are a few clever nods to the original, and once in a while the remake has as much of a sense of bad taste fun as its predecessor. Don't go looking for much silliness though - this one is straight horror. Another thing the two movies share is a terrible "shock" ending, although the remake's is better than the original's.
While watching Mother's Day 2010, I had a realization: The Devil's Rejects (which this movie feels a lot like) was a less cartoony Mother's Day 1980, and Mother's Day 2010 is a less cartoony Devil's Rejects. Even that may not sound like praise, it is. I found Mother's Day 2010 to be one heck of a ride, and I recommend at least one viewing.
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