Flesh-Eating Mothers (1988) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Flesh-Eating Mothers (1988) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Flesh-Eating Mothers (1988) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Flesh-Eating Mothers (1988) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: James Martin
Starring: Robert Lee Oliver, Donatella Hecht, Neal Rosen
Rated: UR/Region O/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Vinegar Syndrome

Something strange is happening to the mothers in a small town in upstate New York… Small and subtle changes appear at first, but soon the women are transformed into deranged, demented, and cannibalistic FLESH-EATING MOTHERS. With no one safe from ending up as a key ingredient in the next tupperware party luncheon, it’s up to the town’s young people to uncover the shocking truth behind the carnage and put an end to it once and for all, especially as dinner time approaches.

Everyone might agree that at times it’s perfectly normal to think your mother is a little crazy. Here in Flesh-Eating Mothers, not only have they went a bit wacky, but as the title says, they are eating the flesh of the living! And more times than not they seem to be eating their kids, even the ones in this movie acting like kids but look to be in their early to mid-’30s. There’s some very interesting things going on here in this one. We have some “so bad it’s good” moments all around in this movie. From the odd characters to the crazy looking mothers once they go all “zombied-up” is the stuff that midnight movies are made of. This is just the type of movie you want to watch late at night and perhaps even the later the better as lac of sleep only seems to work with the plot to make this viewing experience even better. If you like gore and strangeness, this is one that has all of that.

So we have the very adult children of the mothers in question trying to figure out what is going on while trying to survive, we have the cops on the case which usually results in them not being very effective, and we have some scientist trying to solve things all at the same time. I can’t really point out to one character or anything as to why I found this one so amusing, but I think it’s just a combination of everything topped off with some very nice looking gore effects. If for nothing else you should probably see this one for the gore alone. Flesh-Eating Mothers ends up being something to see for more than one reason and that is for better or for worse! I had a lot of fun watching this one and anyone reading this that at least likes odd horror movies with very nice gore will enjoy it as well.

Extras

  • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm archival elements
  • Brand new commentary track with director James Martin, moderated by film historian and author Michael Gingold
  • “Blood and Laughs” – an interview with director James Martin
  • “Hungry to Make Movies” – an interview with producer Peter Ilich
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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