You'll Like My Mother (1972)





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When a pregnant young widow travels to see the mother-in-law she never met, her journey takes her into a journey of terror--but the movie never really capitalizes on the potential it introduces for a truly chilling movie.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Patty Duke
as Francesca Kinsolving
Rosemary Murphy
as Mrs. Kinsolving
Sian Barbara Allen
as Kathleen Kinsolving
Dennis Rucker
as Red Cooper
James Glazman
as Breadman
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Critic Reviews for You'll Like My Mother

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

The film scores as an effective thriller.

Full Review… | May 14, 2016
Creative Loafing

A mostly flat thriller with a lot of the attempted suspense lost in translation.

Full Review… | May 11, 2016
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Audience Reviews for You'll Like My Mother

Shot at the Congdon Mansion in Duluth Minnesota, the site of the real Congdon murders, on the north shore of Lake Superior. The movie is a real chiller and great to watch on a dark stormy night.

Steven P Tarnowski
Steven P Tarnowski

I remember watching this movie and being on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was frightening in a real way(something that could actually happen) as opposed to "monsters who never die" kind of movies. The tension starts early in this movie, and quickly turns to fear. Richard Thomas went from 'John-Boy Walton' to the best villain I can possibly imagine. He was so scary, in fact, that I was sure I never wanted to see him act in anything again. He seemed so evil, that I couldn't see him as a good guy anymore. As time passed, I saw him in "It", and I finally forgave him. Very silly of me, I suppose, but this movie was truly memorable. The movie is also a feast for 70's buffs, or for people who lived through the Viet Nam years. The plot, however, is just as current now as it was in 1971. The movie is just as scary now as then, and would still appeal to today's movie-goers.

Cynthia Keith
Cynthia Keith

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