Folks may not remember this, but there was a time when Rebecca De Mornay was on her way to stardom. That star hit a ceiling pretty quickly and fell pretty fast, but she still pops up here and there. Personally, I’ll always remember her as the psychotic seductress nanny from The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
Anyway, here she is in the remake of the 1980 horror film Mother’s Day, and I have to say, despite its torture porn leanings, I’m liking what I see of her performance. It’s less ridiculous and goofily deranged as the original — which featured the sons as sort of rapacious, moronic hillbillies and the mother as a wacky old bloodthirsty coot. This one plays much more seriously, with De Mornay as an almost serene mother who is — behind her calm eyes — bugfuck crazy.
Check it out (this isn’t actually an official trailer, but a sales promo that Bloody Disgusting tracked down):
It doesn’t look good, per se… it’s got a bit too much of the Last House On The Left remake feel to it. But De Mornay certainly looks like she might be worth watching in it.
For ha ha’s, here’s the trailer for the original, which is unfortunately a lot more rape-y: