A look at some of horror cinema’s most unhealthy mother and son relationships.
It must be hard being a mother.
Their eternal burden. First to grow a human being inside them. A living, soon-to-be-sentient thing that swells and steals tissue and drains her and becomes a part of her very essence. Then, suddenly, that baby is violently removed.
It must be hard.
And then to care for that baby, to nurture it, to protect it and keep it alive. All the while, her hormones are surging, her sleep schedule shattered, the weight of the world bearing down on her as she puts the demands of this person she made before her own desires.
It must be so hard.
So hard to see them grow, to then inexplicably resist you, to not “need” you.
What’s a mother to do?
Look, it’s not wonder mum’s go a little mad sometimes. We understand.
But in the annals of horror cinema, there is wealth of stories of women whose attachments and need to control their kids gets twisted, gnarled, perverted. And more often than not, these relations tend to be between Mothers and their sons. And sometimes those relations tend to drift into even darker, more dangerous terrain.
Here then are 9 movies that spotlight some malevolent mama’s boys and the even more berserk mothers who helped make them.
Let us know if we missed your favorites in the comments below.