If movies have taught us anything, it’s that cinema isn’t exempt from bad parenting. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and there are a few film moms who definitely won’t be getting a card from us this year. Some of these bad mommies have traded their maternal instinct for a killing instinct and others are an absolute Freudian nightmare. Judging by the terrible things these nasty moms have said to their families, everyone on our list below could use a little parenting 101. See what rotten stuff these twisted mamas have been spouting, and leave your favorite quotes in the comments section.
Margaret White in Carrie
The zinger: “They’re all gonna laugh at you.”
High school is tough enough, but Carrie’s strict, fundamentalist mother makes the experience a thousand times worse for the awkwardly shy teenager. The horrors of menstruation are taxing on poor Carrie, but her nutty mom adds to the teen’s anxiety by telling her stuff like, “Pimples are the Lord’s way of chastising you,” and, “I can see your dirty pillows.” Clearly Margaret White missed the memo that all little girls grow up. As if all this weren’t bad enough, Mrs. White haunts her daughter with just one sentence: “They’re all gonna laugh at you.” It’s every adolescent’s worst nightmare, and the words make Carrie go full-blown bonkers at the prom.