8 Horror Films That’ll Remind You To Call Your Mom
It’s been said that the most complicated relationship you’ll ever have is with your mother. And that makes a lot of sense, there’s nothing like it in the world. The person that birthed you is by all accounts your creator, your god, but a god with very human flaws is a hard concept to accepts for a lot of us. it’s a complicated relationship, so it’s no wonder horror movies have been exploiting this connection for so many years to terrifying results. Over the decades we’ve seen movies about mothers fighting to protect their kids, trying to kill their kids, and pretty much everything in between. I wanted to highlight some of those relationship types here to celebrate Mother’s Day but also to remind you to call your mom.
P.S. Call your mom.
Writing this piece really made me grateful that my relationship with my mother is so simple. I think about all the things my mom has done for me over the years; all the stress I’ve put her through. I wasn’t a bad kid, but it’s natural for a child to make their parents worry. It’s called being a teenager, and I sit here thinking about it now. Of all things, it’s always been super obvious to me that my love of horror movies is directly linked to my own mother’s love of horror. When I was a kid we’d stay up way later than I should have watching some really intense horror movies together. As I got older she showed me some of the classics like The Birds, The Exorcist, Evil Dead, etc. My mom was (and is) pretty damn cool. She even reads Modern Horrors! I say that to say this: Being a mother is an incredibly complicated role, and they’re pretty amazing people for it. Give your mom a hug today if you can, and call her if you can’t. Just find a way to tell her you love her. She more than deserves it.
Hi Mom, Happy Mother’s Day! Sorry I’m late to dinner, again.