Down 644 this week

Mum & Dad (2008)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 4,483 users  
Reviews: 70 user | 57 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 »



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Video

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 21 Oct 2011
a list of 28 titles
created 05 Jul 2012
a list of 43 titles
created 13 May 2013
a list of 35 titles
created 02 Mar 2014
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Sep 2014

Related Items

Search for "Mum & Dad" on

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.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Deadgirl (2008)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors: Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel
Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice Accola
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne
Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
Inbred (2011)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

Director: Alex Chandon
Stars: Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O'Neill
The Woman I (2011)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.

Director: Lucky McKee
Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller, Lauren Ashley Carter
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
Storm Warning (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A yuppie couple lost in a thick brush filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks
Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons
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
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
The Cottage (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison
In My Skin (2002)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director: Marina de Van
Stars: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker


Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry Benson ...
Dido Miles ...
Toby Alexander ...
Micaiah Dring ...
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


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


Parents can be bloody murder.


Horror | Thriller


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

26 December 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

House Massacre  »

Box Office


£100,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)


(High Definition)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Shakin' All Over
Written by Johnny Kidd
Performed by The Guess Who featuring Chad Allen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

One of the few decent horror films from the UK in quite some time.
30 May 2009 | by (Belfast, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I'm somewhat of a glutton for punishment, when it comes to UK horror films. I keep trying them, hoping for something half decent, and more times than not I eject the disc before the 40 minute mark of the DVD, dejected and disappointed.

This film started off a little slow, not really giving anything away, which kept me watching to see what the hook was. I wasn't disappointed at all.

The acting, in my opinion was quite good, although I'm no expert on such things, the characters were believable. The script was good enough to keep my attention to the end of the film, which I have to admit doesn't happen a lot these days.

I'm not really sure I'd class the film as a horror, in the truest sense of the word, but it was certainly dark, with a good mix of humour thrown in. Some very unnerving moments (I won't spoil anything), really sold by the actors involved, often without dialogue.

I would certainly recommend you give it a try.

16 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did the dad... steaks411
To be honest... TheLastIdea
Didn't understand the DAD's porno-addict character??? heart_land
This film would have been better if..... TonyLaMezma
Perry Benson (Dad) sillyspaghetti
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: