1980 script & 1983 reviews
"Live At Five" TV program panned the film, and then
was promptly attacked (on the air)
by the Mother Spawn herself!
ABOVE: the arm is NOT Pia Lindstrom's
more generous than the New York Times.
the original shooting script
blueprint for suburban sci-fi horror
LEFT: part of the breakfast table scene (scene 5B, page 4), marked with the scribbles of a hard day's shoot
actually, a poloroid from Mother Spawn's first appearance
This was actually taken the morning of the Spawn's first appearance on camera, and she was not quite finished in the er, make-up chair when it came time for the camera to roll. So, the shot was going to have to be careful and tight. "Ready for my close-up?"
—Note the still-unpainted head, below right