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« on: June 29, 2012, 05:01:32 PM »



this seems to be a pretty underrated film. I can't find a single scene or even trailer on youtube and the cheapest I can find the DVD is over £40 and there's not even a region 2 available for uk folks like me.

last time I saw it was about 16 years ago and I'd love to watch it again, me and my bro used to watch it all the time. the creepy darkness/horror undertones offset with comedy is done in a way I haven't seen in any other film. the main child character is amazingly well done and is the only role that actor ever did.

just found out it's directed by bob balaban who is in a few of chris guest's 'mockumentaries'

edit - spoke too soon, since the last timel I checked the whole movie has been upped to youtube.  Smile
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Listen here you little s**t.


« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 05:03:58 PM »

I would see that film during Halloween, since it is a Halloween type flick. Smile And because it was referenced in a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror. This is going to be on my Halloween list if it's still available on Netflix.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 05:08:08 PM »

yeah just after I posted the thread I searched again and it's on youtube... gonna watch it now!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 05:18:14 PM »

I remember renting this movie on vhs when i was young. I can still remember the disturbing food preparation scenes and a general sense of unease throughout. Similar in tone to Brian Yuzna's "Society" of the same year in its suburban paranoia themes. However Society is much more disgusting... Might have to revisit Parents sometime.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 06:59:17 PM »

well watching it again I can definitely say its lost none of it's disturbing edge. if anything it's even darker and more quietly menacing than I remembered. also in a strange way it almost reminds me of Edward Scissorhands, how it creates its own dreamlike version of the 1950s

I can see why it wasn't a mega success though, it's too understated. definitely needed more explosions and perhaps Julia Roberts as the teacher (not)

Similar in tone to Brian Yuzna's "Society" of the same year in its suburban paranoia themes.
need to see this again. saw it once years ago and can only half remember it...
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