Serial Mom


Serial Mom

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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!


Kathleen Turner
as Beverly Sutphin
Sam Waterston
as Eugene Sutphin
Mink Stole
as Dottie
Traci Lords
as Carl's Date
Walt MacPherson
as Detective Gracey
John Badila
as Mr. Stubbins
Kathy Fannon
as Mrs. Sterner
Scott Wesley Morgan
as Detective Pike
Doug Robert Brown
as Mr. Sterner
Tim Caggiano
as Marvin Pickles
Jeff Mandon
as Howell Hawkins
Colgate Salsbury
as Father Boyce
Patsy Grady Abrams
as Mrs. Jenson
Richard Pilcher
as Herbie Hebden
Beau James
as Timothy Nazlerod
Kim Swann
as Lu-Ann Hodges
Patricia Hearst
as 8th Juror
Nancy Robinette
as Jury Forewoman
Peter Bucossi
as Rookie Cop
Loretto McNally
as Policewoman
Joshua L. Shoemaker
as Court TV Reporter
Rosemary Knower
as Court Groupie A
Susan Lowe
as Court Groupie B
John Calvin Doyle
as Carl's Brother
Brigid Berlin
as Mean Lady
Jordan Brown
as Police Officer
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon
as Flea Market Boy
Shelbi Clarke
as Flea Market Girl
Nat Benchley
as Macho Man
Kyf Brewer
as Dealer
Teresa R. Pete
as Baby's Mother
Zachary S. Pete
as Church Baby
Mike Offenheiser
as Joe Flowers
Mojo Gentry
as Burglar B
Joan Rivers
as Herself
Catherine Anne Hayes
as TV Serial Hag
Jennifer Finch
as Camel Lips Member
Suzi Gardner
as Camel Lips Member
Demetra Plakas
as Camel Lips Member
Donita Sparks
as Camel Lips Member
Lonnie Horsey
as Carl Pageant
Lyrica Montague
as Court Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Serial Mom

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Audience Reviews for Serial Mom

  • Sep 25, 2012
    Not my favourite Waters effort. It is nonetheless blessed with some funny moments. Ideal for a sketch but not for a complete picture.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2011
    Absolutely hilarious, simply the best of John waters... Katherine Turner is crazier than ever. The close ups of her face expressed the insanity within
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2011
    It has its moments but Oliver Stone made a better satire about fascination with violence and killers with 'Natural Born Killers'. Now think about the movie: sweet and banal town with a killer on the loose complimented with oddball humor where have we seen this before? Oh, that's right, ALL of 'Twin Peaks'. Mr. Lynch should be collecting some nice coin from a John Waters who, at this stage in his career, has very few ideas to work with. Turner's performance isn't as spectacular as people make it out to be.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    My favourite John Waters movie so far! This is one of those horror movies that are so outrageous they're hilarious, or in other words a black comedy (which is slightly more scary than funny). I highly recommend this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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