1. Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
More terrifying than having all your hair chopped off by your mother in a fit of rage? The fact that this is based on a true story.
2. Margaret White (Carrie)
Locking your daughter in a closet and ultimately trying to murder her will get you on this list.
3. Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
After her husband’s untimely death, her plan to sell drugs to provide for her family turns into her completely destroying their entire lives.
4. Norma Bates (Bates Motel)
Points for loving her son. Negative points for her very creepy, very real intimate relationship with her son.
Oh yeah and he becomes a “Psycho” killer.
5. Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
I wish she were my best friend. I’m eternally grateful that she’s not my mother.
6. Constance Langdon (American Horror Story)
She had three kids. One was a serial killer, one was a sweet girl with Down’s Syndrome who she was constantly berating until her death, and one she had murdered. Nice rap sheet.
7. Colleen Donaghy (30 Rock)
It takes a special kind of woman to reduce Jack Donaghy to tears…