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A new, fresh and intellectual perspective on the relationships between mothers and sons in some of the most popular horror films comes from author Rebecca McCallum in her pocketbook Mums + Sons: An Examination of the Child/Parent Relationship.

This analysis stands apart for its scope, breadth and detailed look at the often-overlooked familial relationships in three landmark films that span across five decades. The pocketbook is available in a slickly designed format with artwork from Ken Wynne (Editor-in-Chief at Attack from Planet B).

Using three stages of life reflected in The Babadook (childhood), Hereditary (teenage years) and finally Psycho (adulthood) to highlight both the difference and similarities of the mother/son dynamic. The work is split into eight chapters that each seek to shine a light on a series of themes. This includes family trauma, the damaging nature of secrets, notions of doubling and duality and, the ultimate taboo, the horror of motherhood.

Published by independent press house, Plastic Brain Press and with accompanying eye-catching artwork by the talented Ken Wynne, Mums + Sons is a must for horror enthusiasts across all platforms and more broadly to anyone with an interest in film analysis.

Mums + Sons: An Examination of the Child/Parent Relationship is available now from Plastic Brain Press at the following link: https://www.plastic-brain-press.com/listing/1200069244/mums-sons-by-rebecca-mccallum


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