It's better to be the hammer than the nail
Ed owns a hardware store in a small town. He has a nice house, a nice job, and a fairly nice life. Ed owes everything he has to his mother who passed away about a year ago. Unfortunately, he hasn't got over the death of his mother. One inauspicious day an apparent con man arrives on his door step and offers to bring his mother back to life for a nominal fee. Ed initially jumps at the chance to bring his mother back to life, but once he sees her in her new living form, he may decide that he made the wrong decision.
"You cut your mother's head off. It kind of follows that you killed her."
Jonathan Wacks, director of Sirens, 21 Jump Street, Mystery Date, and Going to Extremes, delivers Ed and his Dead Mother. The storyline for this picture is a solid blend of comedy and horror and reminded me of a twist between Pet Semetery, The Frighteners, and Idle Hands. The script and settings were well selected and the acting was marvelous. The cast includes Steve Buscemi, Eric Christmas, Ned Beatty, Rance Howard, and John Glover.
"You poor fucks must be hungry."
Ed and his Mother is a film my wife found. We have been following Buscemi films a little more closely since we enjoyed the Boardwalk Empire series so much. This film was marvelous and I was surprised that I had never heard of this gem. This film contains brilliant comedic content with a mixture of a zombie/gremlins feel. I do strongly recommend giving this film a shot.
"Your mother is in the refrigerator."