A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.


Brian Taylor


Brian Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Brent
Selma Blair ... Kendall
Anne Winters ... Carly
Zackary Arthur ... Josh
Robert T. Cunningham Robert T. Cunningham ... Damon (as Robert Cunningham)
Olivia Crocicchia ... Riley
Lance Henriksen ... Mel
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara
Samantha Lemole ... Jenna
Joseph D. Reitman ... Homeroom Teacher
Rachel Melvin ... Jeanne
Bobby Richards ... Dan
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Sun-Yi
Edwin Lee Gibson ... Mr. Hall
Brionne Davis ... Tanner


Something terrible is definitely happening in the a peaceful suburban community as, day by day, former caring parents mysteriously turn into ravenous carriers of an unfathomable pandemic that targets their offspring. Suddenly, like every son and daughter in the entire nation, teenage Carly and Josh Ryan must run for their lives, as the rage-filled murderous intent is as unstoppable as it is inexplicable. Before long, the Ryans' usual simmering familial tensions take on a completely different meaning. Kids, stop hiding. Mom and Dad love you so much. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes, they just want to kill you. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In one scene, Cage's character has a quick flashback into his younger years where he is driving recklessly with a topless woman straddling him. This sequence is also used for Christopher Meloni's character Nick Sax in Happy! Season 2 Episode 1 "The War on Easter" when he has a flashback into his younger years during a sit-down with his daughter's teacher. Brian Taylor directed both the movie and the episode. See more »


The hinge to the basement is on the parents' side, so they could have taken the door off its hinges to get to their kids. See more »


[last lines]
Brent Ryan: But sometimes, we just want to...
Brent Ryan: [singing as he destroys his pool table] Oh yeah you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out... you do the hokey pokey and you fuck shit up!
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References Dinotrux (2015) See more »


Unspoken Love
Written and performed by Berl Olswanger
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User Reviews

So enjoyable. Really underrated.
26 November 2018 | by gwest-58160See all my reviews

I really like this film.

Brian Taylor's style is a treat for the eyes. And the electronic music soundtrack throughout by Mr Bill is a perfect match for it. Performances are great, Nicolas Cage is on form.

Maybe people just don't understand it or they don't like the abrupt ending- I'm surprised to see such low scores for it. I think the ending works well.

If you like Crank, Nicolas Cage and electronic music then definitely check this one out!

High 7/10.

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Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mom and Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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