Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream ... See full summary »
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »
A group of guys capture a young girl with the intent of hurting her. They torture her in many ways, from beating her to putting a sharp piece of needle-like metal through her eye which ... See full summary »
An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »
Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is ... See full summary »
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Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream of transient workers who populate the airport's soulless hub. When Lena, a young Polish office cleaner, is befriended by Birdie, she gets drawn into a nightmarish world of torture, murder and perversity. Imprisoned in a suburban House of Horrors and designated a 'Mummy's Girl', Lena's only options appear to be to become part of the family - and join them in their insanity - or die. Written by
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting a little tired of all these predictable, low budget horror movies that are flooding the market. I was hoping that this dysfunctional family/serial killer movie might be slightly different than the dozen that came before it, but, unfortunately, it's predictable as hell. The acting was alright, but the father was really miscast. He couldn't pull off menacing at all. I thought he was more of a dork than a scary psychopath. He did have a few good moments, though, which were very gross. I'm sure they'll stay with you for a while, after you watch the movie. Speaking of which, this movie kind of straddles the "torture porn" line during the middle, threatening to become some kind of British Hostel, but eventually abandons that and veers into black comedy. I thought the movie was quite uneven, never really knowing what it wanted to be. Luckily, the changes in tone are never jarring. Overall, the directing was alright, but there was almost no tension at all during the movie. Part of that could have been the fault of the actor playing the dad, though, because he was such a big doofus. If they'd gotten a better actor, this could have been a positively nightmarish movie.
In the end, I'd have to recommend Parents or The People Under the Stairs, two much, much better movies instead of this one. While there's some pretty good special effects and loads more torture/gore in this movie, those had much better atmosphere and tension. I suppose that if you're looking for a predictable, gory movie with elements of black comedy, you could do much worse than this. The problem is that the filmmakers could have done much better.
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