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On this week’s Cheer and Loathing, we celebrate moms with 2010’s “Mother’s Day” and one mother of a metaphor, 2017’s “mother!”.


You were never enough for us. If you were, we couldn’t have created this amazing podcast. 

It’s a new month on Cheer and Loathing — and that means a new theme! But first, we couldn’t neglect the opportunity to celebrate moms with a little maternal mayhem. First, Rebecca de Mornay takes another turn rocking the cradle of insanity in Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day (2010). She proves that Mother may always be right, but she’s not always right in the head. Then we take a trip down the mother of all rabbit holes with the heavily allegorical mother! (2017) from Darren Aronofsky. What’s it all mean? Join us as we try to make sense of it all. But like childbirth itself, this one’s gonna get messy!

Last month, we celebrated movies with shocking twist endings. But that also included us talking a great deal about some powerhouse female performances, in films like Hereditary and Midsommar.

We’re continuing that trend this month by celebrating MAY QUEENS. All the films we’ll be discussing this month center around female characters or memorable leading ladies.

Watch the trailer for Mother’s Day
Watch the trailer for mother!


In the U.S. where Stephanie is, Mother’s Day is streaming on Prime, HBO Max, Tubi, Vudu, Pluto TV, and Plex. In Canada, where Casey resides, it’s not currently streaming (blame Canada!). But fire up the VPN and track down this film. In the U.S., mother! is streaming on Vudu Free with ads. In Canada, you can find it for rent on most major VOD platforms.

Join us next week for girls, girls, girls as we discuss The Final Girls (2015) and Tragedy Girls (2017). In the meantime, watch more horror…and call your mother! 



Cheer and Loathing

She’s a lover, he’s a fighter. Together, they’re CHEER AND LOATHING.

Tune in to hear your hosts, Stephanie (Cheer) and Casey (Loathing), clash over the films they love — and the ones they love to hate. With a new theme each month and related topics each week, they’ll make a case for the good and the bad; it may even get a bit ugly!

Stephanie (Cheer) is the Editor-in-Chief for Morbidly Beautiful, and Casey (Loathing) is the Program Director and host of the Ominous Origins Podcast.

New episodes of the CHEER AND LOATHING podcast drop the first three Sundays of every month, with possible bonus content every fourth Sunday based on listener feedback. 

Cheer and Loathing is hosted by Stephanie Malone and Casey Chaplin. You can find Stephanie on Instagram at @srgreenhaw or on Twitter at @smalonedesign. Casey, unsurprisingly, hates social media. But you can still follow him on Instagram @ominousoriginspod and Twitter at @horrorshotsprod. Check out our show page on Anchor to catch up on any episodes you may have missed. Our illustrated, Halloween-inspired Cheer and Loathing avatars were hand-drawn by the incredibly talented Kitty Morgan (@kittymorgann on Instagram).

Original publication date: May 9, 2021

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