Writer/director John Waters offers an outrageous satire of suburban life–and the American fame industry for merchandizing mass murderers–with this hilarious black comedy about a Baltimore woman who’s the ideal wife and mother… Except for her habit of killing people who annoy her. It’s SERIAL MOM! (A pretty perfect Friday Late Night Movie on Mother’s Day weekend.)
Happy housewife Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner) has a charmed life – a beautiful suburban home, a successful dentist husband, and two normal teenagers. However, when one of her son’s teachers speaks disparagingly of the boy at a parent-teacher conference, Bev runs the instructor over in the school parking lot. Suddenly she has an insatiable taste for murder. Six homicides later, the cops get wise to her crimes. Also starring Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lilliard, Mink Stole, Traci Lords.
“An uproariously funny, marvellously malicious performance from Turner.” (Time Out)
“A loose remake of ‘Female Trouble’ with ‘Polyester”s subversively accessible polish, Serial Mom is the strongest film of the post-midnight-movie chapter of John Waters’s career.” (Slant Magazine)
“A killingly funny spoof of crime and non-punishment.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)
Friday, May 10
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
SERIAL MOM (John Waters, 1994 / 14A / 95 mins) A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the neighbor. As other slights befall her beloved family, the body count begins to increase.