The first trailer for horror Mum and Dad is out, a film hopefully describing itself as “one of the most controversial films of the year”.
What I could glean from the trailer:
Family lives nice suburban life. Their dad is Nicolas Cage. A rogue football to the head from his son is too much for him. He and the mother go on a filicidal rampage, pursuing their kids Home Alone-style with a variety of weapons and schemes.
The official synopsis:
‘When a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents within a quiet suburban town to turn violently on their own children, Carly Ryan (Anne Winters) and brother Josh (Zackary Arthur) have to fight to survive a vicious onslaught from their own parents (Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair). Trapped in their own home with their crazed mom and dad, Carly and Josh are forced to defend themselves against the very people that have cared for them their entire lives.’
The comic horror looks a bit too knowing for my liking, playing up to Nicolas Cage’s surreality for laughs, but that did not stop me enjoying this line of his:
“You do the hokey coney and you – FUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKK!”
Mom and Dad is in cinemas 2 March.