Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Midnight Warriors: Mama Weer All Crazee Now

You have no idea how much it pained me to mutilate the English language in that title. Damn you, Slade!

When From Midnight With Love's The Mike challenged his Midnight Warriors to pay tribute to the mums of horror I was totally down with that plan. Hell yeah, mums! Mums rock! Mums in horror do generally get a bad press; it kind of sucks to be a horror mum because basically everything is your fault, you’re either absent, psychotic/evil, abusive, neglectful or uninvolved to the point of blindness. Now while I could drone on in a pseudo intellectual manner about the implications of this for a very long time (oh, I really could), I’m instead going to restrain myself and let the mums speak for themselves. A while ago I did a picture meme in which I chose to celebrate the daddies of horror so for the sake symmetry (and the blessed relief of less talking on my part) I’m going to present the mummies of horror in the same format. So here they are in all their glory; the beautiful, crazy, awesome, killer mums of horror.

Only kidding, the last one's MY mum! Lily: rock chick, seer, dancer, Dachshund wrangler, counsellor, rebel, warrior, goddess and best damn mum ever. I love you, mummy!

So there were the horror mums, weren’t they great?
Thanks to The Mike for coming up with this excellent idea. And Thanks to The Mike’s mum The Masha from coming up with the idea of The Mike. And to all the mums out there, thanks for being awesome.


  1. Lee Remick! Aside from The Omen she also starred in the lesser known but quite good The Medusa Touch.
    Great Margot kidder pic by the way.

  2. Can I just say that's a nice Margot Kidder pic?

    Great to see Stevie Wayne too - fabulous husky voice and an unlikely (and admirable) penchant for forties big band music. Which she plays all day cos it's her station so she can do what she likes.
    God only can imagine what my mum would play all day if she owned her own radio station.

    Only surprise omission: Samantha Eggar in The Brood!

  3. Help me out - what movie is the one under the nutty Sleepaway Camp chick?

  4. Love it, Jinx! I was going to use the "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" on my post too, but I later changed to a lyric from ELO's "Evil Woman". Awesome minds think alike! :)

  5. Thanks all! So pleased to see the Margot Kidder love.

    Heck yeah, Luis, The Medusa Touch is awesome! I love that film. I did a post a while back about Richard Burton's character in it because he's just all round great.

    Matthew, ahh, I'm rubbish, I did have Samantha Eggar on my list but somehow managed to miss her out because I can't keep more than one thing in my head at once, I'm not a natural multi-tasker, you should see me trying to walk and smoke at the same time, not pretty. I had two alien queens up there at one point so that was probably what went wrong. I'd also listen to you mum's radio station.

    LGWLH, the pic under Sleepaway Camp is 'Mum' from Mum and Dad. You can also see 'Dad' from Mum and Dad in my daddies picture meme. If you haven't seen it it's a disturbing little British film that's absolutely worth a watch. The brilliant Jo from Zombie Cupcake reviewed it here: http://zombiecupcake.blogspot.com/2010/10/mum-dad-2008.html

    Yes, Morgan, we rule!! Loved your post! Sir Cliff at the end - just brilliant!

  6. This is awesome Jinx!! I love the combination of good and evil horror mothers!

  7. Great post! Love the mums - and yours is gorgeous!



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