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Mum & Dad (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 26 December 2008 (UK)
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Lena, a young Polish immigrant working as a cleaner at an airport is invited to the family home of a co-worker, which turns sinister quickly as the family intend to 'adopt' her.

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Steven Sheil

Writer:

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

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Happy Christmas
Written by Gavin Courtie and Liz Radford
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Good Brit Horror Flick
16 October 2008 | by wiltaimSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this ensemble piece, despite what has been previously posted the performances were good( newcomer included)as strange dysfunctional 'family'. Perry Benson( Dad) seems have relished in seedy elements of his character, and Dido (Mum)plays it with just enough detachment to make really creepy. As for character of "Birdy", she is just so evil & manipulative .. Oh she reminders of my older sister. Do think some of nuisances will only appreciated by a British audience(especially with regards a Christmas scene) or someone who has been stuck in an after it closes. Seek it out if you like your horror served with a wry smile.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2008 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,698
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1.66 : 1
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