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The Rabid Dog’s House: Mother’s Boys (1993)

The Rabid Dog’s House is a new reoccurring feature here at Wicked Horror. WH contributor Justin Steele has created a video series for horror fans to uncover hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. He will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode  we’re looking back on the all but forgotten Jamie Lee Curtis starrer, Mother’s Boys!

Kes Madigan (Luke Edwards) and his two brothers (Colin Ward and Joey Zimmerman) have been struggling for the past three years, living with only their father Robert (Peter Gallagher). They love their dad but a broken family is hard on any kid. The situation seems to be slowly be getting better now that Dad’s relationship with a woman named Callie (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) has grown more serious. While it is not a perfect situation, Callie is their principal and she has earned their respect.

Just as the wounds of adolescence are beginning to heal, Mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) has decided to return. Curtis plays Jude Madigan, a woman who does not like to lose anything she perceives as hers. After leaving her family behind three years ago, Jude has discovered that Robert plans to divorce her and marry Callie. And that is just not going to work for Jude. Even if she does not want her boys  anymore, she will not let anybody else have them. They belong to her. And she will do anything she can to keep them. Anything.

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Released by Dimension Films, Mother’s Boys is a 1993 psychological thriller directed by Yves Simoneau. Officially released in the U.S. in 1994, this feature plays with the them of “evil women” while featuring an irresistible performance by Jamie Lee Curtis. The actress shows off her unexpected dark side in a role that is fabulously evil.

Check out the newest episode of The Rabid Dog’s House below as we discuss Mother’s Boys and the appeal of late ’80s and early ’90s psychological thrillers:

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Written by Justin Steele
Justin Steele is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. His focus was the representation of women and minorities in contemporary media. In addition to writing, he hosts the 411popCulture channel on YouTube. He enjoys Rep Theatre and once performed on Broadway. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his 15-year-old cat. He is a die-hard horror fan with a particular affinity for slasher films.
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