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Being a parent is not an easy job. Between immaturity, thoughtlessness and general rebellion, kids can be a total nightmare - which may sometimes lead to the occasional violent thought. As you can see in the trailer below, the new horror movie Mom and Dad takes this concept and really cranks it up to 11 - and the results look pretty crazy and funny. Check it out now!
We first learned about this film's development last summer, and it looks just as crazy as we were hoping, Sure, Nicolas Cage has been known to make a whole lot of crappy movies during his career, but the insanity of Mom and Dad and its perceived level of satire look like they could be perfect for a performer as manic as Cage. We now find ourselves very much looking forward to the finished product. For reasons provided it's not everyday that we get to say that about Cage's upcoming work, so we're not taking this excitement for granted.
Written and directed by Brian Taylor - whose credits include the Crank movies and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Mom and Dad centers on the Ryan family, an ordinary suburban clan dealing with everyday issues. Those everyday issues quickly turn into extraordinary issues, however, when a mysterious mass hysteria begins that sees parents violently turning against their kids and trying to straight up murder them. The story primarily focuses on young Carly (Anne Winters) and Josh (Zackary Arthur), who must fend off the serious and deadly attacks from their dad, Brent (Nicolas Cage) and mom, Kendall (Selma Blair), over a disturbing 24 hour time period. Will they figure out what's causing the madness? Will they successfully survive the onslaught without needing to kill their attackers? We'll just have to wait and find out.
Watching this trailer reminds us that the horror genre really seems to be on fire lately, and that streak seems to be continuing into 2018. We got some amazing titles from the genre in 2017, with movies like Get Out, IT, Split, Annabelle: Creation, and Happy Death Day, and it looks like more will be coming in the next year. Now our excitement is piqued for Mom and Dad, but we're also very much looking forward to Insidious: The Last Key, The Strangers 2, The Meg and even the X-Men title New Mutants.
Mom and Dad made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September, earning some positive buzz in the process and thankfully it won't be much longer until the movie arrives in theaters for your own personal consumption. Be on the lookout for it in the next couple of weeks, as Momentum Pictures will be releasing the film starting January 19, 2018. And as for the rest of the big releases set to come out in the next year, be sure to consult our 2018 release schedule.