A loving look back at everyone’s favorite movie mom
By graverobber Kevin Klemm
“A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.”
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
“Mother, Oh God Mother, Blood! Blood!”
Norman Bates, Psycho, 1960
One of the most iconic, cinematic images, from the last fifty years, has to be that of “Mother” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The moment that chair slowly turns around and we see that Mrs. Bates is in fact a decayed corpse and not the matriarchal Svengali we were led to believe is a classic horror movie moment. We here at Girls and Corpses magazine began to wonder, what ever happened to the “Mother” corpses from the various Psycho films, and could we get them together for a Mother’s Day brunch? Here’s what we found out...
*Read the rest of this Psycho interview in Girls and Corpses Magazine. Order now here.