Mum and Dad
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Polish immigrant worker at an airport finds herself stranded for the night in her work colleague's home and ends up staying much longer than expected, being held captive and made to live as part of the mad family set-up, with ma and pa and the work colleague and her brother, whom never speaks a word throughout the entire movie. (No doubt he's been too traumatised by the goings-on to ever find his voice again!).
Apparently the director wanted a British version of a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" type movie, but in my view he succeeds in making a far superior film to that old cult classic, which I found myself quickly bored with owing to the tedious, nonstop screaming of Marilyn Chambers, the 'heroine' of TCM.
In fact, in my opinion, "Mum and Dad" is better than all of the TCM movies (including the remake) and Hostel movies put together. It is far more interesting, and believable. It has realistic and credible effects, nothing OTT silly like the hanging eyeball sequence in the first "Hostel" film, an effect that was frankly ludicrous and destroyed any credibility the movie had had up until then. I had found myself soon bored with "Hostel" anyway. Not so with "Mum and Dad" which managed to keep my interest absorbed throughout.
Unlike the tiresome screaming of Chambers in TCM, which only served to make the movie irritating, our heroine in "Mum and Dad" makes you root for her all the way. This girl used her intelligence to think of cunning ways to extricate herself from the horrendous situation, instead of resorting to mindless screaming like Chambers did in "Chainsaw".Read more ›
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This is one of the better British horror films in years. The plot is different with a few twists and turns so it holds you attention.Published on April 6, 2014 by Old Man
mum and dad is awesome, English version of texas chainsaw. especially the last scene.. some good brutality is dished out by dad what a great dvdPublished on March 26, 2014 by martyrs fan
Product arrived on time & in excellent condition however, I have not actually viewed this DVD yet so I cannot honestly comment on the movie or how well it plays on DVD player.Published on January 14, 2014 by Jimmy C.
normally I'm a huge fan of horror flicks, I also find the 'torture' ones to be interesting. I won't lie...this was mindless torture for the first 20 minutes of the film. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Bambi L. Tuckey
I watched this movie several times and it still gives me the willies. It is tops in horror. I loved it!!Published on January 3, 2014 by Carolyn B. Rak