Mum & Dad

2008

Horror / Thriller

4
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78% · 9 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 6473 6.5K

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Top cast

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776.89 MB
1280*722
English 2.0
NR
50 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 13
1.41 GB
1916*1080
English 2.0
NR
50 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 20

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by allmouth 6 / 10

Financial limitations apart.............

As an obviously low-budget film I'd say this is a job well done within the limitations that such lack of finance offers. From the moment that Lena is taken back to Birdie's house the intensity is sustained, admittedly over the top at times but it held my attention. I don't feel I need to know why the dad is as he is, what motivates the mother or why the other two 'children' haven't tried to escape, as a claustrophobic, hellish situation the film does work. There are the inevitable predictabilities as this scenario is a variation on the theme of plenty of other films but without pointlessly harping on about comparisons I feel that Mum & Dad achieved as good a film as it could have been, an accomplishment which should lead to the writer/director being given a longer leash on his next venture. As a footnote, I'd say that Olga Fedori has enormous presence and I hope the quality of work comes her way to realise what, to me, seems to be great potential.

Reviewed by wiltaim 7 / 10

Good Brit Horror Flick

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.

Reviewed by lastliberal 6 / 10

Dad's just got his ways, that's all.

There is not doubt that we are watching a highly dysfunctional family when Dad (Perry Benson) comes out of the room with a pick dripping blood and we see a body behind him. Mum (Dido Miles) is coming over to Lena (Olga Fedori), who has been abducted, telling her that she needs to calm him down.

When she goes into dad's "workshop," he is masturbating in a organ - liver or kidney. Dad is a really strange bugger and you do not want to get on his wrong side.

She keeps trying to escape unsuccessfully, and Birdie (Ainsley Howard) seems to take a perverse pleasure in her pain.

It's never really gory, just really creepy and perverse. The Christmas celebration was way over the top and will undoubtedly upset traditionalists. It certainly wasn't a Martha Stewart decoration on the wall.

The brother Elbie (Toby Alexander) was just an unwilling participant, and took the first opportunity to end the misery of another sister, who was only brought out at Christmas.

Similar to The People Under the Stairs, it is a worthwhile indy horror treat.

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