Sue Anne Casually Stealing Some Blood From a Dog
Ma begins with mother-daughter pair Erica (Juliette Lewis) and Maggie (Diana Silvers) moving back to Erica's small hometown with a single, tiny U-Haul holding their belongings. They also bring along their aging yellow lab, Louis, which immediately made my stomach clench — a dog in a horror movie? Come on. Frankly, I didn't expect poor Louis to make it to the end. However, in a truly shocking turn of events, he does! But he doesn't come out completely unscathed.
As previously mentioned, Sue Anne works as a nurse at a small animal hospital, which is where she's able to steal many of the drugs used to knock out the idiotic, unsuspecting teens who populate the film. And it's also how she finds out that Erica and Maggie have a dog. When it comes time for Sue Anne to teach Ben a lesson that "all men are dogs," she approaches her task literally, sneaking onto Maggie's property in the middle of the night to casually steal a pint of blood from Louis, who's chillin' in the backyard.
Is it a really sad moment for the adorable dog who didn't do anything to deserve Ma's wrath? Yes. But is seeing Sue Anne awkwardly shuffle through the darkness in her bright pink scrubs worth it? Don't tell Louis I said this, but also yes.