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Mum & Dad (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 26 December 2008 (UK)
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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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

House Massacre See more »

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Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Mark Devenport suggested Perry Benson for the role of Dad. See more »

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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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One of the few decent horror films from the UK in quite some time.
30 May 2009 | by paulie-32See 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.


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