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The holiday: Mother's Day
The movie: 'Mother's Day' (1980)
In a sentence: Backwoods crazies capture three female friends and proceed to rape, torture and kill them.
Why it captures the holiday: What mother wouldn't be happy with two sons who never leave home, do exactly what she tells them to do and like nothing more than to bring some nice girls home to meet her. For those reasons, this flick from the brother of Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman is the perfect love letter to mom. OK, so the sons are backwoods psychos who also like to rape, torture and kill the girls they bring home. But it's all done with mom's approval, and mothers have always had a tendency to overlook their sons' flaws.