Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by Forest Ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area.... See full summary »
When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive?Written by
Beatrice Pons was billed as Rose Ross because her membership in the Screen Actor's Guild prohibited her from appearing in non-union films. In a 2009 interview co-star Nancy Hendrickson said Beatrice was so eager to accept the lead role that she was voluntarily breached SAG's "Global Rule One" policy, changing her name and hoping she wouldn't be recognized, penalized or ejected from the union. See more »
(at around 36 mins) When the old man is talking to the girl whose mammoth left breast takes up the right side of the screen, the boom mic dips into the top of the frame. See more »
Outside the United States they don't have marshmallows.
Then it's like the only really American food. Wow!
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Mothers day was cutting edge for it's day. I saw it first in the theater when I was in grade 6 and never forgot it. I watch the movie about once every 6 months and find something new to like about it every time. Politically incorrect for todays standards but that only increases my love of the film. Original plot with sick developments and a fantastic retribution ending. Macabre to say the least but in all honesty, with the budget they had for that picture they worked miracles. I would be extreamley proud to have worked on that production. I rank it only one step below halloween as a horror film. Obviously a once in a life time only achievement unfortunately though for the Kauffman's. I with they would have re-made movie magic but they stooped to low points with their following films. That would explain why Chuck now runs a restaurant and no longer directs pictures.
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