For Christmas this year, Santa delivered one last, belated gift under the tree: the first trailer for that brand new, insane-looking movie about murderous parents who go after their kids. Mom and Dad is a darkly comic action thriller set in small-town suburbia, where a mysterious illness is compelling parents everywhere to tear their offspring limb from limb. It’s practically a wish-list of a movie. Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as the titular, bloodthirsty mom and dad? Check. Directed by Brian Taylor, one of the guys behind the balls-to-the-wall Crank franchise at the helm? Check. Meme-worthy acting? Check, check, and double-check.
The trailer opens with Nic Cage and Selma Blair happily married, enjoying a blissful suburban life raising two kids. While there are brief hints of a dysfunctional underbelly, we see that all hell quickly breaks loose while the kids are at school. Murderous parents start swarming the school like ravenous zombies, and things aren’t much safer at home. Nic Cage and Selma Blair start coming at their kids with everything they’ve got, including knives and a pickaxe. There’s even a brief preview of a scene where Nic Cage demolishes a pool table while singing the “Hokey Pokey.”
Mom and Dad is set to be released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on January 19th.