Brit Horror Mum and Dad Comes Calling

Pray you don’t meet the parents! Or at least, if they come in the form of these two not-so-lovable Brits in Steven Sheil’s horror flick “Mum and Dad”. From Revolver Entertainment, “Mum and Dad” comes calling in selected UK theaters December 26, 2008, exactly the same time the movie will be landing at video store shelves and on Video on Demand. Yup, that’s right, if you don’t want people to know you went to the theaters to see a movie about a mom and pop serial killing duo, there’s always the discreet video store. Ask for the male employee and make sure he gives you the brown bag. The neighbors won’t suspect a thing. For Stateside horror fiends, Revolver has a May 9, 2009 release date.

Synopsis, trailer and images from the movie below.

One of the most talked about films at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and the UK’s premiere fantasy and horror film festival, Frightfest, MUM & DAD, the impressive debut feature by writer-director Steven Sheil is one of the most disturbing Brit-shockers to emerge in recent years.

Partly inspired by the grisly, real-life exploits of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West, and starring Shane Meadows regular Perry Benson (Somers Town; This Is England), the film puts a unique spin on the British horror genre, setting its tale very close to home (quite literally) and resulting in a brutally realistic horror story.

Co-starring Dido Miles, Olga Fedori, Toby Alexander and newcomer Ainsley Howard, this boundary-pushing journey into suburban terror is not without its moments of dark humour, but, viewers be warned, MUM & DAD is definitely not a film for the squeamish or the easily offended.

MUM & DAD (cert. 18) will open at selected UK cinemas on 26th December 2008. In addition, in a unprecedented and groundbreaking move by Revolver Entertainment, MUM & DAD will be the first ever UK film release to appear in cinemas at the same time as being available on retail and rental DVD, electronic sell-through and Video on Demand.

Special features on the DVD include: Director and Producer Commentary; ‘Through a Vulture Eye’ – A short film by Steven Sheil; Behind-the-scenes footage; Cast and Crew Q&A at Film4 FrightFest 2008; Interview with Steven Sheil; 8 on-set interviews with cast and crew; Theatrical Trailer.