When a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents in a quiet suburban town to turn violently on their own children, Carly Ryan (Anne Winters) and brother Josh (Zackary Arthur) have to fight to survive a vicious onslaught from the very people who brought them into this world (Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair).
Interesting idea turns into a generic, forgettable slasher
- Mom and Dad review by PB
The central premise of this - parents turn on their children - could have been interesting, but the opportunity is wasted here. All we get is an hour or so of very generic slasher type stuff. There are no shocks, there is no originality, and to be frank, there's nothing here to hold the interest. Not even Cage can rescue this one.
Great original idea and really quite well presented.
Nicholas Cage is good, doesn't quite go crazy enough for my liking but hey you can't have everything. A good fun film, most of the violence happens off camera and isn't very graphic which fits the film well.
There is also an appearance by Lance Henriksen, if you don't know who he is it doesn't matter if you do he makes a welcome addition to this movie.
Get the beer and snacks, put your feet up and enjoy.