Cinema’s Neighbors from Hell

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Beverly Sutphin in Serial Mom

John Waters makes homicidal mothers seem super cool in 1994’s Serial Mom, but we’re not sure we could tolerate all that gore — you know, the kind that “hangs there like a runny nose.” Kathleen Turner’s Beverly Sutphin takes suburban angst to new heights as she maims her way through the neighborhood. Beverly collects serial killer memorabilia, but she’s never late for her son’s PTA meeting and wouldn’t dare to wear white after Labor Day. Those who don’t live up to Beverly’s strict standards get axed.