The Horror Obsessive Podcast Episode 14: Mother’s Day

After discussing Lee Cronin’s brilliant feature debut, The Hole in the Ground, on our last episode of the Horror Obsessive Podcast, Sean Parker and I go to the opposite end of the horror spectrum this time and discuss a so-bad-it’s-good (or so-bad-it’s-just-bad, depending on your point of view) cult film from the 1980s: Mother’s Day. It’s about a trio of young women who go on vacation in the backwoods of New Jersey, and soon after they arrive, they’re kidnapped by two brothers who kill and torture people at their mother’s behest.

Unsurprisingly, Sean and I had completely different reactions to Mother’s Day. He thought it was a stupid good time, but I found it just about unwatchable. Our divergent opinions make for some lively and interesting discussion, so we think you’ll have as much fun listening as we did talking about this movie.

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On top of that, we also discuss some of the biggest new releases to come out in the last two weeks. We give our takes on Evil Dead Rise (which we both liked quite a bit), I explain my big problem with Ari Aster’s new three-hour epic Beau Is Afraid, and Sean gives us a little taste of the incredible time he had covering Salem Horror Fest. I also finally got a chance to see Enys Men, which Sean caught at the Boston Underground Film Festival about a month ago, so we compare our reactions to that movie as well.

And as always, if you enjoy this conversation, join us again in two weeks for the next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast, where Sean and I will discuss the amazing 2021 drama-horror film Martyrs Lane. This movie doesn’t get nearly as much love as I think it deserves, so I’m going to do everything I can to ensure we remedy that.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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