MOMMY'S LITTLE MONSTER - A mother and son on the run, escape to an isolated mountain cabin where their fears catch up with them.
As a storyteller, I often revisit issues of my past. As someone who grew up on Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Carpenter movies, I believe that there is no better way to tell personal stories than through genre films. They allow you to take on subjects that are hard to talk about and present them in a form of entertainment that thrills, chills, and often ends with the monster being vanquished by an unlikely hero. Order is restored. Everyone lives happily ever after. The end. “Mommy’s Little Monster” is a psychological horror-thriller about a mother and son on the run from an abusive relationship, but it’s also a cathartic journey into my unconscious. As a child, it was hard for me to comprehend that my dad was abusive to my mom. He was a larger-than-life character — a good man with a bad drinking problem and an ugly temper. As the years have passed, I’ve realized that the only way to overcome your fears is to revisit the things that scare you until they don’t scare you anymore. I wanted to tell a story where the victims of domestic violence could help each other face their “monster” once and for all.
- Writer/director Patrick Green