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Flesh-Eating Mothers (1988)

A venereal disease turns an entire town of two-timing mothers into cannibals!
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lee Oliver Robert Lee Oliver ... Jeff Nathan
Donatella Hecht Donatella Hecht ... Linda Douglas
Neal Rosen Neal Rosen ... Rinaldi Vivaldo
Valorie Hubbard ... Joyce Shepard
Terry Hayes Terry Hayes ... Timmy Nolan
Katherine Mayfield Katherine Mayfield ... Sylvia Douglas
Suzanne Ehrlich Suzanne Ehrlich ... Rita Vivaldo
Louis Homyak Louis Homyak ... Roddy Douglas
Ken Eaton Ken Eaton ... Commissioner Dixon
Alley Ninestein ... Mrs. Shepard
Michael Fuer Michael Fuer ... Dr. Lee Grouly
Mickey Ross Mickey Ross ... Cylde McDormick
Grace Pettijohn Grace Pettijohn ... Booty Bernett
Tony DeRiso Tony DeRiso ... Frankie Lemmonjello
Marie Michaels Marie Michaels ... Lous McDormick
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For some strange reason, never explained, a few of the local PTA-going mom's suddenly turn on their offspring. For much of the film they walk around town, looking mutated and making unfunny wisecracks. Written by Michael Cucinotta <cucinott@brick.purchase.edu>

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No additives... No preservatives... No extra colouring... Just pure family flavour... and mum loves it... clean down to the bone! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desconocido See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in four weeks. See more »

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The amount of milk in the glass of milk changes. The poured amount is about 1/3 of a full glass, but the drank amount is an almost full glass. See more »

Quotes

Rinaldi Vivaldo: What are we supposed to do? Stay here and have our asses chewed out by our mothers?
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Eat Raw Meat
Written by Sherri Lamar and David Wilson
Performed by Sherri Lamar
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Desperate Housewives on Acid
16 December 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Depending on your state of mind and personal standards (obviously mine were very low this time), "Flesh Eating Mothers" can be considered a delightful and charming low-budget late 80's splatter comedy. Of course this is pretty stupid, but if you go into this expected anything else than inane and offensive trash, you only have yourselves to blame people! In a happy little suburban community, the middle-aged mommies suddenly all synchronously develop cannibalistic appetites and begin to devour their husbands and children. The cause of all this tomfoolery is a venereal infection caused by overactive and hyper-sleazy jogging Casanova. Oh he's quite the "stud", all right, especially with his massively hairy chest and smooth talking skills. The adolescents try to fight back, as well as a fugitive copper (the first reasonable man to shoots his cannibalistic wife straight through the head) and a really short coroner. "Flesh Eating Mothers" is a nice and tacky time-waster with cheesy gore effects that are explicit but nevertheless too absurd to shock anyone. For example, there's a particular sequence in which a bunch of women literally tear apart a security guard. The scene is gross but at the same time quite hilarious. Yeah, the execution is pretty clumsy, but hey, at least this film is a lot better than the similarly themed (but also enjoyable) "Rabid Grannies". The teenager characters are surprisingly likable and the goofy soundtrack is irresistibly cheerful. Also, the script contains a lot of really lame and clichéd humor that you can't help but laugh at. Even if they're cannibals, the women remain concerned whether or not they turned off the oven before leaving the house and even in between human meals they debate their silverware. The midget coroner finds love in the arms of a doctor's assistant who's about twice his size and, when seen through a microscope, the venereal disease looks like a badly animated cartoon. The absolute OTT offensive highlight of "Flesh Eating Mothers" features two hungry wives fighting over a cat and literally break it in two. Watch it, if you have a wretched sense of humor!


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