4 / 5
Tagline: A Family Reunion With Some Minor Complications.
Directed By: Jonathan Wacks
Written By: Chuck Hughes
Actors Include: Steve Buscemi, Eric Christmas, Ned Beatty
Genre: comedy, horror
Length: 93 minutes
This is one of the most original and funny horror-comedies that I've had the pleasure to come across...plus it has Steve Buscemi, what more can you ask for? Buscemi plays Ed, a pathetic fellow who is forced to take over the hardware store after his Mother dies. He can't quite get over her and tries to act as she would until one day he had an unusual visitor. A salesman shows up and offers him the chance to have his Mother back...for a fee of course. Well Ed snatches up this idea and just as Ed starts to hook up with the attractive neighbor girl Mom shows up, and she's as strange and controlling as ever! In order to keep Mom alive Ed is to give her a bug a day (or two I forget) but she gets into the supply and goes crazy trying to eat anything she can get her hands on! Soon she's leaping fences, chasing dogs and getting into assorted mayhem. It's quite the specticle and the film is perfectly cast. The laughs start almost immediately and carry on throughout which makes it extremely easy and fun to watch. I'm surprised this one didn't get more distribution or even end up in any local video stores because it's quite the all-around gem! It should be noted that this is pretty much goreless entirely and definitely more of a comedy than anything!