A Bizarre, Horror Movie Review
So many movies get lost in the shuffle. Good movies. They release and you don't hear a thing- like this one. Mom and Dad released back in 2017 and I don't even remember hearing about it. I'm on more than a few movie lists, but this one got away. Thankfully, I found it. I watched it and now I own it. Mom and Dad, starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, is one of those movies that will be cult, watched and loved for years to come. It's fresh, original and oh so classy! And I say that with the biggest, cheesiest grin ever!
Out of the blue, a sort of virus hits. When it strikes, it doesn't bring on a fever. It doesn't white out your pupils, destroy your joints or induces seepage from your orifices. It makes you want to kill. But no, this is not like the movies where everyone kills everyone. It's an apocalypse of filicidal (that a real word?) proportions!
When a teenager and her little brother are pressed into a corner, they fight back. Even though the ones attacking are their parents. There's no explanation why the world's gone to hell, but it's a downslope of laughs, cringes and "Holy Cow- did that happen!?" It's a fun thriller, with a musical score that is spot on! It's freaking amazing!
But this isn't just one of those horror movies where there are senseless killings. The stories shared, as the killings take place make you actually think about you own life. Especially if you have teenaged children, because who hasn't wanted to just wring the necks of their kids? The movie was well-thought out and I'm actually jealous of the writer and director, Brian Taylor. He was on point with this one, making a ludicrous situation totally realistic. I enjoyed it so much, I purchased it right after viewing. I'd have gone to the show for this one. Seriously!
Mom and Dad is an insane ride that only true horror fans will appreciate. Just remember, it is not a family movie. Cheers!
Mom and Dad
Written & Directed by Brian Taylor
Produced by Nate Bolotin, Cassian Elwes
Starred Nicholas Gace, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur and Robert T. Cunningham
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