Quite a week for horror trailers, and we’re only two days in. First, we got the first official look at the upcoming fourth film in Wes Craven’s Scream franchise, and now things are turning over to the maternal side of the genre, with Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of 1980’s Mother’s Day.
The film has been in production and under a bit of wraps for quite some time, but now we’re finally getting a glimpse at actress Rebecca De Mornay’s stoic performance as the titular mother, and no–this isn’t the type you’ll want to introduce your new girlfriend to. Here’s the official synopsis.
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their MOTHER (Rebecca De Mornay) can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, JOHNNY (Matt O’Leary), has been shot, and their back-stabbing former partner has gotten away with all the cash.
But when the brothers get home, they find that all their stuff is gone and Mother is nowhere to be found: She lost the house months ago in a foreclosure. The new owners, BETH and DANIEL SOHAPI (Jaime King and Frank Grillo), and their guests, gathered for an ill-timed birthday party, become the brothers’ unwitting hostages.
Not long after, Mother arrives, along with the boys’ sister LYDIA (Deborah Ann Woll), and it soon becomes clear that Mother will do absolutely anything to protect her children. In one terrifying evening she brilliantly takes control of the situation and masterminds her sons’ escape from the law.
With the man behind most of (the good) Saw films, you can expect this flick to fall on the side of the gory and tortuous. Definitely not one to take the kids to. Check out the trailer after the jump, and catch Mother’s Day in theaters on 11/11/11.