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MOM AND DAD go violent in new trailer

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Ready for some craziness? Is so, Mom and Dad might deliver by the looks of this trailer starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.

“They brought you into this world,” the trailer warns. “Now, they can take you out.”

Written and directed by Brian Taylor, the black comedy centers on a teenage girl and her younger brother’s attempt to survive a 24-hour period when all of the parents in the city are out to kill their children. Sounds like an interesting premise, right?

In the clip, Cage and Blair start as seemingly normal suburban parents who are complaining about their self-centered kids when they suddenly become extremely violent and sadistic. Parents then ambush the school yard with murderous intentions, while the news reports widespread attacks on children. At one point, Cage is seen eerily singing the “Hokey Pokey” while swinging a sledgehammer and hunting for his kids inside their home.

“You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out, you do the hokey pokey and you—FUCK!”

Mom and Dad marks a return to film for Blair, who has largely chosen TV roles in recent years. Her and Taylor previously worked together on 2011’s “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”

This is Taylor's first film since the Ghost Rider sequel, although he's been developing, writing and directing the SyFy series Happy this year.

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In Variety, Dennis Harvey described the movie as a “giddy exercise [that] transcends mere bad-taste humor to become one of the great jet-black comedies about suburbia, destined for the same cult-classic status accorded ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Parents,’ and ‘Heathers.'”

"Even in the hardest of horror films, there’s still an understandable reticence to depict the graphic death of a child on screen. If it happens, it’s usually as the result of some unavoidable tragedy but rarely at the hands of a villainous force. It’s one of the many reasons that Stephen King’s It endures. As an audience, we’re gripped by a sick fascination and a staggering incredulity at seeing a clown rip the arm of a young child with its teeth, the knowledge that if this happens then nothing is out of the realm of possibility." (The Guardian)

The film is set to hit theaters on Jan. 19. Watch the trailer below.

Tags:   news, trailer, teaser, black comedy, film news, Mom and Dad

Related:   Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance


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