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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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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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Best British indie horror in years
31 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recently saw Mum & Dad at UK's FrightFest festival, and have to say it blew me away as being one of the best, most balls-out British horror films in years.

The cast are all uniformly excellent (with Ainsley as Birdie and Perry as Dad being particularly brilliant), and the well-written script is full of very dark humour. Imagine The Royle Family meets The People Under The Stairs as interpreted by Mike Leigh.

The film is brilliantly directed by Steven Sheil for it's reported £100k budget limitation, and there are several classic scenes - the best being the nightmarish Christmas party which will bring uncomfortable laughter to anyone who has experienced a 'traditional British family Christmas' (although how can you also forget the scene where Dad pleasures himself with a piece of flesh!).

A genuinely solid shocker - I hope that Mum & Dad gets the release it deserves.


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