Some of the most memorable moms on television do not hold the spot based off of the fact that they were excellent moms, like the chick on Brady Bunch. Some of them are the most memorable moms for other reasons; and that is because they are all so scary, they go unforgettable!
Take Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford on (1981) Mommie Dearest!
This wicked mommy takes the top spot because she is an on screen mother
that till this day everyone still talks about. Faye played a scary
wicked mother to such a frighteningly believable degree.
Another scary on screen mother goes to Blanche Baker who stars in the movie Jack Ketchums: A Girl Next Door. Blanche plays the sadistic role of Ruth Chandler.
This psycho mom recently began taking care of 2 young girls, while
their parents were away with a traveling carnival, Ruth however already
has her hands tied with her own bunch of children, and obviously the
addition of 2 more pushed her into the realm of insanity.
While under her care the girls undergo indescribable torture. The
oldest sister is actually tortured the most, and Ruth seems to take all
of her anger out on her by allowing children in the neighborhood to
rape, burn and beat her until finally she passes.
What makes this on screen mother so frightening is the fact that you
watch as she unravels at the seams and becomes more evil as time goes
on. This movie is based off of a true story, and even though another
movie was made starring Ellen Page, nothing comes as close to being as
believable quite like Blanche Baker did as her role as Ruth Chandler.
Scary moms always manage to take a spot in your brain, making them
impossible to forget. Another one of those impossible on screen moms
that I cannot seem to forget is Pieper Laurie, who played Carrie's sick
sadistic mother Margaret White in the cult horror classic Carrie.
What makes Margaret White so unforgettable is the fact that she played
the role of an overbearing, God fearing freak to such a psychotic
degree. Her wild frizzy hair also makes her look all the more
Another frighteningly memorable, psycho, scary, mom goes to Colleen Porch, who plays Mom on Baby Blues.
This flick is based off of true events, but the way that Colleen
portrays a psycho mother is truly intense, scary, and she really manages
to dig up emotions from viewers who watch her go on a gory, psychotic,
killing spree of her own children.
This mom is definitely considered the modern Mommie Dearest. She is
evil, she's wicked, and if you have not seen Colleen Porch in Baby Blues, it is one not to be missed.
There are plenty of scary moms on television these days, and new
movies are being made all of the time. One scary mom though that
definitely deserves honorable mention goes to Denise Crosby who played
Rachael Creed, Gage's mom on Pet Semetary. Although
Rachael Creed herself was a good mother, when she dies and comes back,
she plays such a believable, wicked, scary, zombie; and that is without
even saying a word.
This is a pretty serious list of crazy moms we've seen on television,
and they all deserve a bow for going outside of the box of normalcy.