Thursday, December 28, 2017

'Mom And Dad' Trailer: Nicolas Cage Sings The Hokey Pokey And Smashes A Pool Table With A Sledgehammer

Somehow, and I’m not sure how this happened, I never knew that what my life really lacked was Nicolas Cage, screaming “The Hokey Pokey,” while smashing a pool table with a sledgehammer. I know, I know, that should have been obvious from the word go, but it took this Mom and Dad trailer to make me see the light. But now I have, and it is glorious.

I can’t put into words how happy this Mom and Dad trailer makes me. It just warms my cold, dead heart.

The film showed at Fantastic Fest and the Toronto International Film Festival this past fall, and from all reports, it’s a nightmarish horror banger. It features Nic Cage and Selma Blair as a pair of bland, white bread suburban parents who, along with the rest of the parents in town, freak out for some reason and try to brutally murder their kids. All of which is on full display in this trailer.

The official synopsis says as much, but doesn’t shed any further light on the situation, though if you need more than Nicolas Cage going full, manic, bizarro Nicolas Cage and trying to kill children, we have very different requirements for movies.
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Mom and Dad marks the solo directorial debut of Brian Taylor, most known as half of Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind Crank and Crank 2: High Voltage, which I maintain to this day is high level avant garde cinema a few decades ahead of its time.

Mom and Dad has what I’m sure will be a limited theatrical run starting January 19, 2018, but fortunately for all of us, it also hits VOD the same day. Now you know what you’re doing that evening.

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