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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
Touted as "Best UK horror of the last decade" along with "Utterly unique" going by the DVD case, you'd be forgiven for expecting a horror that stands alongside some of the defining horror films made in recent times (The Blair Witch Project or 28 Days Later, for example). Unfortunately, that isn't the case, since 'Mum & Dad' is best described as a low budget British version of the more well known Hostel movies.
It's not even a case, as is with more recent Saw movies, that Mum & Dad appeals on gore rather than plot and characters, since the actual "violence" in this film isn't as sick as you would initially believe, and is kept to a minimum (running time being 85 minutes).
The performances are well done, especially the 'Dad' who manages to pull off the schizophrenic mentality authentically. Furthermore, the way in which the film is shot is quite impressive.
But still, as British horrors go, this isn't on par with something like Creep, and doesn't contain enough of the gorehound stuff to compete with any of the Saw movies. Therefore I cannot recommend this film to fans of smart horrors with comprehensive plots, or to people who just simply like sick and twisted visual displays.
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