Mother's Day (2011)
Brief review: The director of "Saw" II, III & IV, Darren Lynn Bousman, brings this surprisingly brilliant horror thriller about a villainous family that return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners of the house. Even though post-production has been completed last April, the movie hasn't been released till the first quarter of 2011, which is a shame, because a couple of cliches aside, "Mother's Day" is such a clever, harsh, uncompromising, skillfully-executed and wonderfully-acted thriller, it makes modern 'home invasion' classics like "Funny Games" and "The Strangers" look like kids' stuff. In terms of gore and violence, "Mother's Day" also leaves very little to imagination - it's extremely violent, bloody and graphic, and sоme of the torture scenes are so nasty and brutal, they're hardly watchable. However, it's the characters that makes it as bone-chilling as it is. Though the entire cast does an incredible job, Rebecca De Mornay remains the true highlight of the movie. She delivers a sensational and thoroughly disturbing portrayal as the obsessive mother, who has manipulated her kids since the day they were born. 'Mother' is sure to give you the chills - she's polite yet intimidating; beautiful yet creepy; kind yet terrifying... She's pure evil!
Overall summary: Although it goes slightly over-the-top at times, "Mother's Day" is a disturbing, and utterly uncompromising depiction of sheer terror, that gets under your skin and stays there long after the credits roll. It's pretty much 'The Mother' of all 'home invasion' flicks.