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Mother’s Day slasher film gets Saw director

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 26, 2009

Shawn Ashmore

Shawn Ashmore

Saw II, III and IV director Darren Lynn Bousman is prepping a remake of the 1980 cult horror film Mother’s Day.

Bousman has already assembled an array of cast members for his scary movie including Shawn Ashmore (Iceman from the X-Men films), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids), Briana Evigan (S. Darko), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Matt O’Leary (Death Sentence) and Jaime King (Sin City). The first day of filming is scheduled to take place next month in Winnipeg, Canada.

The old Mother’s Day was a Lloyd Kaufman film from his Troma Company so it was ultra-low budget and tailored to grab as much attention for its shock value. Made when making slasher films that took place around a holiday were the fad, the ’80s Mother’s Day was a brutal story about three female friends who, while camping, are stalked and sexually assaulted

Alexa Vega

Alexa Vega

by two deranged brothers who have a misguided sense of family values. The new Mother’s Day is dropping the rape element and moving the action to the confines of a house. The new owners of the house will be terrorized by the former family that used to live there who are apparently a bunch of wackos.

“What we’re trying to do is elevate this outside of a genre movie,” Bousman is quoted as saying to THR. “I’ve done three Saw films, I’ve done Repo, and yes, this is horrific at times, but it’s much darker and deeper because of the focus on the characters.”

The filmmakers want to get their movie out in time around next year’s Mother’s Day in May.

Source(s) -The Hollywood Reporter, Corona Coming Attractions

Briana Evigan

Briana Evigan

Jaime King

Jaime King


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