MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,749 this week

Mum & Dad (2008)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 4,330 users  
Reviews: 69 user | 55 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 17 Feb 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mum & Dad" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mum & Dad (2008)

Mum & Dad (2008) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mum & Dad.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Snuff 102 (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Why being moral... If we can be anonymous.

Director: Mariano Peralta
Stars: Andrea Alfonso, Julián Alfonzo, Rodrigo Bianco
Feed (2005)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cybercrime investigator tracks a man (O'Loughlin) suspected of force-feeding women to death.

Director: Brett Leonard
Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Patrick Thompson, Gabby Millgate
Dead Mine (2012)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go further in.

Director: Steven Sheil
Stars: Miki Mizuno, Sam Hazeldine, Ario Bayu
Imprint I (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Michael Linn
Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, Carla-Rae, Michael Spears
Frontier(s) (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens
Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes
Grotesque (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kôji Shiraishi
Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako
Inside (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé
Aftermath (1994)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A short film wherein a man working in a morgue mutilates and defiles one of the corpses. He takes the heart home to his dog.

Director: Nacho Cerdà
Stars: Pep Tosar, Jordi Tarrida, Ángel Tarris
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Buck
Stars: Nica Ray, Gary Betsworth, Jared Barsky
Visions of Suffering (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.

Director: Andrey Iskanov
Stars: Igor Anikin, Alexandra Batrumova, Yukari Fujimoto
Horror

Follows five people on one terrifying night in the capital. As their night unfolds, we see what really happens after the sun goes down.

Directors: Johnny Kevorkian, Tom Shankland, and 1 more credit »
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. Human Larvae - a deranged man that ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Hussain
Stars: Sophie Lauzière, Anne-Marie Belley, Brea Asher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry Benson ...
Dad
Dido Miles ...
Mum
...
Lena
...
Birdie
Toby Alexander ...
Elbie
Micaiah Dring ...
Angela
Mark Devenport ...
Van Man
Chris Roebuck ...
Young Man
Clare Dyer ...
Female Torso (as Claire Dyer)
Penny Andrews ...
Office Cleaner
Art Fox ...
Office Cleaner (as Arthur Fox)
Kelly Lammond ...
Office Cleaner
Leon Lammond ...
Office Cleaner
Dena Smiles ...
Office Cleaner
Yvonne Varnier ...
Office Cleaner
Edit

Storyline

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 Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Parents can be bloody murder.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 December 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

House Massacre  »

Box Office

Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

(High Definition)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Happy Christmas
Written by Gavin Courtie and Liz Radford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Darkly horrific, savagely funny
21 July 2008 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Mum & Dad' director Steven Sheil cites Pete Walker's 'Frightmare' and Freddie Francis' 'Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girlie' amongst his influences, but this darkly horrific, savagely funny and disturbing debut is a far cry from Walker and Francis' visions. With a constant soundtrack of jumbo jets screaming overhead and an almost religious zeal for making even the most mundane of British customs (cups of tea, Christmas sherry, fried breakfasts) seem perverted and wrong, 'Mum & Dad' stands out amongst the usual horror fare of good-looking teens being bumped off. In fact, despite wearing it's influences (most notably Tobe Hooper's 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre') on its sleeve, the film manages to conjure up a unique atmosphere of brutality and disgust that stays with you long afterwards. Great performances all round and great production values despite the limited budget. Terrific, edgy film-making.


22 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did the dad... steaks411
Didn't understand the DAD's porno-addict character??? heart_land
To be honest... TheLastIdea
Perry Benson (Dad) sillyspaghetti
This film would have been better if..... TonyLaMezma
What would you do??? emma_lou_89
Discuss Mum & Dad (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?