8 Great...8 Baaad Movie Moms to Honor Mother’s Day

Apr 26, 2010 Comments
Anthony Perkins as Norman (and Norma) Bates (Psycho)

Possibly the meanest, most infamous movie mom in history has no speaking lines and barely a minute of screen time - unless you count the two hours or so she spends living on in her tormented son Norman (Anthony Perkins). You see, many years ago, Norman killed his domineering mother and never really got over it, which isn’t good news for the Bates Motel guest (Janet Leigh) who suffers the consequences in the most infamous shower scene in screen history. By the end of the film, Norman’s in a padded cell, and “Mother” is right there with him, commanding him not to “swat that fly.”

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