Darren Bousman on

Mother’s Day

Released 1980
Distributor United Film Distribution Company

Talk about pedigree: this controversial cult horror film was directed by Lloyd Kaufman’s brother and was remade this year by THF Guru Darren Bousman–who decodes the original and why he wanted to reimagine it. Criticized in 1980 for its misogyny and violence, writer-director Charles Kaufman claimed it was satirical, but subsequent reissues were shorn of some of the most egregious scenes of rape and mayhem.

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About Darren Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. After co-writing and directing Saw II, Darren went on to direct Saw IIISaw IV and the cult Rock-Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera.  His directing credits also include Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Devil’s Carnival and The Barrens.