Jan 242020

Flesh-Eating Mothers is certainly a terrible and cheesy movie, yet it is in that so bad it’s good realm, and might be a crowd-pleaser to watch and mock with friends.



Flesh Eating Mothers

Genre(s): Horror
Vinegar Syndrome | NR – 90 min. – $34.98 | January 28, 2020

Date Published: 01/24/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: James Martin
Writer(s): James Martin, Zev Shlasinger (written by)
Cast: Robert Lee Oliver, Donatella Hecht, Neal Rosen, Valorie Hubbard

Features: Commentary, Interviews
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.26 GB
Total Bitrate: 39.78 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Vinegar Syndrome provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 2.75*/5

Plot Synopsis: Something strange is happening to the mothers in a small town in upstate New York… Small and subtle changes appear at first, but soon the women are transformed into deranged, demented, and cannibalistic Flesh Eating Mothers. With no one safe from ending up as a key ingredient in the next Tupperware party luncheon, it’s up to the town’s young people to uncover the shocking truth behind the carnage and put an end to it once and for all, especially as dinner time approaches.

Quick Hit Review: One should know what you’re getting in a movie titled Flesh Eating Mothers and it was exactly as expected: pretty awful. But also this is the type of movie one should watch in a group setting, going full-on MST3K on the terrible dialogue, horrible acting (not one of these stood out) and extremely low production budget not to mention all of the other poor aspects behind-the-camera. But it’s all in bad fun, mostly because of how passionate everyone involved was.

 * – Combination of movie quality and entertainment value.



The Limited Edition release comes with a matted slip cover (the copy I received was the standard release without).

The interior cover is reversible. Not a whole lot of features, but there is a Director’s Intro (1:02), a new Audio Commentary with Director James Martin, moderated by Film Historian/Author Michael Gingold; Blood and Laughs (14:54), interview with Director James Martin; and Hungry to Make Movies (14:38), an interview with Producer Peter Ilich.


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Vinegar Syndrome releases Flesh-Eating Mothers onto Blu-ray with a new 1080p high-definition transfer, newly scanned and restored in 2K, culled from a 16mm archived film elements. Not a stretch to assume this movie has never looked better, colors here are bright and detail is relatively impressive, even with a heavy amount of grain and the natural film noise. There might a few specs or scratches but all in all, it was impressive for a micro-budgeted flick.

AUDIO – 3.25/5

The movie includes a basic DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track which I found to be more than serviceable when you consider the low quality audio recorded on location or with the ADR. The only knock is there were many scenes where some hissing was present, however still this was a halfway fine track.


OVERALL – 2.75/5

Flesh-Eating Mothers is certainly a terrible and cheesy movie, yet it is in that so bad it’s good realm, and might be a crowd-pleaser to watch and mock with friends. This Blu-ray release from Vinegar Syndrome offers up mightily upgraded video and audio transfers and a solid selection of bonus features.

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