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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry Benson ...
Dad
Dido Miles ...
Mum
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Lena
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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
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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

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Parents can be bloody murder.

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26 December 2008 (UK)  »

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£100,000 (estimated)
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Christmas, Christmas!
Written by Alasdair Reid (as A. Reid)
Performed by Richie Moon & The Muffs
Courtesy of Berlinomatic Recordings Ltd.
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Great Fangoria Poster Movie...but not much more
27 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish I could recommend this movie more strongly.

It's competently made for its budget, the acting is above average and very convincing, good photography, creepy sound design and production...

The problem with Mum & Dad is literally that the script just doesn't try for much more than the standard horror gimmicks and gross-outs. By this, I mean there is not much going on psychologically here. The characters motivations and back stories are virtually absent and that detracts a lot.

Yes, I know they're sadistic psychopaths and that should negate the need for much depth, but in a film as static as this, it makes for a long plod (even at 80 minutes). In addition, a good part of the film seems to be lifted from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (at least in structure) and this struck me as odd, since I seem to remember a real-life case in England very similar to this one. Why not go that route instead of the paint-by-Tobe-Hooper thing?

If you're into the classic Fangoria-style horror --- the "OK, here's the gross-out" approach --- and like quality stuff, this is it.

I just expected more. Sorry.


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