Terrible Movie Moms and the Rotten Things They Said

More

Lessons in bad parenting from Carrie, Mommy Dearest, Psycho, Precious, and more

[optional image description]

Margaret White (Piper Laurie) lovingly brandishes a butcher knife in the 1976 film 'Carrie' (United Artists)

Mother's Day is on Sunday, but there are a few film moms who definitely won't be getting a card from anyone this year. Some mothers in movie history have traded their maternal instinct for a killing instinct, and others have been absolute Freudian nightmares. Even if you occasionally have gotten into fights with your own mom, chances are they pale in comparison to what went on between these nasty moms and their families.

Among the more rotten maternal figures to cross the big screen:

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In