Mum & Dad (2008)

  • Year: 2008
  • Released: 26 Dec 2008
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Language: English
  • MPA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime: 84 min
  • Writer: Steven Sheil
  • Director: Steven Sheil
  • Cast: Perry Benson, Dido Miles, Olga Fedori
  • Keywords: airport, murder, torture,

Mum & Dad Storyline

The film begins at Heathrow Airport, where Lena, a polish immigrant (Olga Fedori) is working her shift as a cleaner. While there, her colleague Birdie (Ainsley Howard) helps her to clean the toilets. Lena talks about her family and living alone in Hounslow. Lena pulls out a mirror that her grandmother left her, and Birdie takes a shine to it. They get some sandwiches, and Birdie introduces Lena to her adopted brother Elbie (Toby Alexander). Lena tells Birdie that she doesn’t get on with her family. Birdie tells Lena that her family care for her, and that they work at the airport too.Lena tries to get Elbie to talk to her, but he doesn’t respond. Later, Birdie tells Lena about someone they know who has a dirty sexual fetish, before stealing an MP3 player from the office. She tells Lena that people shouldn’t leave things lying around if they don’t want them stolen. Lena sees some scars on Birdie, and she tells her that she used to have behavioural problems but she is better now.Afterwards, Lena misses her bus home, and Birdie invites her to stay at her house, near the end of the runway. They climb through a hole in the fence, and enter the house through the back door. Lena discusses how difficult it is to keep in touch with her family.Birdie disappears up the stairs, and Lena decides to look around the house for a while, only for Dad (Perry Benson) to knock her out, and inject her with something. She wakes up in a dark room after hearing tortured screaming. She gets mad, and Dad arrives with Mum (Dido Miles), who tells Lena that when she gets mad, Dad gets excited, and they need to calm him down. Dad spits on the floor, and then leaves the room. Mum tells Lena that as long as she is with her, Dad won’t hurt her.Lena is unable to speak, and Mum tells her not to try to talk, because she has had a little jab. She gives Lena another injection, and Lena falls asleep. She wakes up later, tied to a frame. Mum tells her that she wanted another girl to come and live there. Mum then pierces Lena’s skin with some metal and carves some marks into her back.Mum takes Lena in to see Dad, who is masturbating. When he finishes, he tells Lena that in his house, she abides by his rules. He then grabs her by the throat, before sending her to bed, The next morning, Birdie cleans Lena’s scars and she shows her the scars on Elbie’s back, which she compares to crazy paving.At breakfast, the family are watching pornography, as Birdie plays with Lena’s mirror. She then puts the MP3 player into a pot, and tells Mum that she couldn’t get any more stuff because she was doing Lena’s work. Lena tries to escape, but Dad grabs her and tells Mum to control her children. Elbie drags her on to a chair, and Mum tells her not to go anywhere.Birdie takes Lena through her chores, and tells her that Elbie has nothing going on in his head or in his pants. Mum arrives and tells Lena that she is doing a good job. In her room, Lena attempts to escape, but hears Dad watching her through the keyhole.At breakfast the next day, Lena sees that Birdie has been hiding money from the family and takes it from her pocket. Dad accuses Birdie of lying to the family and shouts at her. Mum sends her to her room, where she cries before making a mess of what Lena has tidied up. When Elbie arrives, Birdie tells him that Lena is his replacement, and he shoves her to the ground. She compares him to the “spastic thing” upstairs.Later, Lena massages Mum’s feet until she falls asleep before doing the same to Dad, who asks her to kiss his foot and make him happy. He shouts at her and throws her to the floor. The next morning, Lena greets Mum with a hug and tells her that her voice is back. Birdie tries to convince Mum that Lena is hiding things from her, but Mum shouts at her instead. Mum attempts to give Lena a top up of the voice paralysing drug, and Lena tells her that she won’t scream because of Dad. Mum tells her it is much nicer when she plays along, before cutting her leg open.Lena does her chores and finds a mobile phone, which she hides in her knickers. Birdie phones the phone, and Mum finds it, and tells Lena that she is very disappointed in her, before getting Elbie to hold her down while she gives her a stronger dose of the drugs.Later, Lena is washing clothes, when she hears a man outside. She tries to get his attention by calling for help and when that doesn’t work, she throws a human tooth out of the window. Dad sees it and blames the roof. He rushes upstairs and drags Lena into his torture room, before putting her inside a suitcase and making Elbie hit it with a hammer.The man enters the house, where Mum is waiting, and suffocates him with some bubble wrap. After the man has been chopped up, Dad tells Lena he warned her of what would happen if she broke the rules before making her kiss the man’s decapitated head, then choking her again.The next day, Mum tells Dad she has a surprise with the man’s parts, and makes them into sausages, as Birdie tells her about some new girls at work on dodgy visas.After spending the night tied to the radiator, Lena breaks into the torture room, and finds a staircase up to the attic, where she sees a mentally ill girl in bed (the spastic that Birdie was referring to). The girl wakes up and has a fit, but Lena calms her down, before finding a man in the torture chamber, and calming him down too, before stealing a weapon.The next morning, Birdie enters Lena’s room and tells her it’s Christmas. She goes downstairs to find the man crucified on the wall, and “the spastic” in her chair. Dad pours wine down Lena’s throat before spitting in her face. She bites him, causing him to hit her on the head. They open their presents next; Birdie has been given some knives, and Elbie has been given some porn.Dad tells Lena that he knows she has been visiting “the spastic”, and she is like that because the cord was wrapped around her neck when she was born and she is his real daughter. He calls Lena a pet, and tells her a pet isn’t for life, just for Christmas. Mum can’t bear to look at “the spastic” and tells Dad she shouldn’t even be there in the first place. Mum gives Lena a dress for Christmas and they get her to try it on.Dad arrives in Lena’s room wearing a dress, and unties her, causing her to stab him with the weapon she stole from the torture chamber. She makes her way downstairs, followed by Dad, who collapses, causing Mum and Birdie to rush to help him. She stabs Mum, then Birdie attacks her, but Lena slams her into a wall and takes Dad’s knife, stabbing her in the stomach.She opens the back door, but Birdie attacks her again, so she hits her over the head with the iron and rushes outside. She climbs over the back gate, but falls and twists her ankle. Mum and Dad rush out, bloodied and battered, chasing her. She fights them off, and stabs them both repeatedly. Meanwhile, Elbie sets “the spastic” free of her restraints, before strangling her. He then walks out of the front door. The final shot is of Lena screaming in the field.

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Mum & Dad Movie Reviews

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.

Fun for the whole family

What better way to start the new year than with a gritty British horror flick. New horror talent is rising everywhere and the Brits can’t lag behind. Not that they can keep up with the best, but they manage to uphold a good standard of dirty and raw horror flicks. Enter Mum & Dad.

Horror films come in all different sizes and flavors. Gore, ghosts, werewolves, suspense, torture and whatnot. Sheil’s Mum & Dad is a little different though. Rather than hit the audience with full-frontal ugliness it gambles on weirdness and plays the freak card. While some might call it another variation on the crazy family theme, it holds more in common with a film like Killers (or Real Killers, as it is also known) than it does with the Chainsaw Massacre or Rob Zombie flicks.

One thing about horror flicks is that you can often derive a lot from the title of the film. The cooler and tougher it sounds, the softer it usually is. And so you have to admit, Mum & Dad leaves a good solid base for some slick and freaky horror fun. Central to the film are both characters referenced in the title. Mum and dad might look like ordinary people from the outside, they certainly are a little different from your regular household setup.

The fun starts when one of their children drags in a Polish immigrant girl who gets “integrated” into the family. It quickly starts to dawn that mum and dad are not as ordinary as they seemed at first and off you go for a good 60 minutes of weirdness. Much like Calvaire, the film plays on equal levels of awkwardness, grit and humor which makes for a pretty compelling viewing. As much as you are repulsed, there’s always some mad streak that sports a dark grin.

The film is obviously a low budget affair and even though Sheil does his best to conceal this fact, from time to time it does look its budget. Visually there are interesting shots and sequences but the overall effect remains pretty inconsistent, with some rather amateurish shots in between. Same goes for the soundtrack of the film. Some dark ambient background music and good use of sound effects, but it never really gels into an audiovisual trip.

Luckily mom and dad themselves make the film a pleasure to watch. Their appearance alone, especially dad’s, gives the film a pretty twisted feel. Fat English accents and an overly greasy facade only add more flair to the family. Both daughter and son are nice additions too, adding their share of weirdness to the whole setup.

While the level of gore is not noteworthy the film is pretty damn filthy in its own right. The creepiness of the family creates a bigger punch for what is actually shown on screen. On the other hand, the film never loses its touch of humor, keeping it clear from the realm of films like Martyrs. Add some nicely built up tension near the end and what you have is a pretty neat little horror flick that is sure to entertain and repulse at the same time.

Mum & Dad is not as good as any of its influences as Sheil’s style is a little less refined. Still, there is potential aplenty and if the idea of a mellowed down mix between Calvaire and Martyrs appeals to you this is definitely a film worth watching. 4.0*/5.0*

Gloriously unsettling and brutal British horror film.

Loosely inspired by Fred and Rosemary West sick murderous activity “Mum and Dad” doesn’t disappoint when it comes to brutality.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 painful death.The film despite its general misanthrophy and unsettling violence plays like a black comedy.It certainly has plenty of humorous moments to relieve the tension.It’s quite disturbing and torture-laden too.8 out of 10.