– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The trailer for the upcoming Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair vehicle hit the web earlier this week, and man does it look amazing. The film is called Mom and Dad, and it tells the story of a teen girl and her younger brother trying to escape their murderous parents.

This random outburst comes immediately after reports of parents randomly murdering their own children. It’s a ridiculous and zany idea, and the film looks like it takes full advantage of its oddness. The movie comes courtesy of writer-director Bryan Taylor, who is partially responsible for the equally stupid and ridiculous Crank movies, which starred Jason Statham.

One other aspect here that can’t be overlooked is good ol’ Nicolas Cage. The actor has spent the last five or so years becoming an internet phenomenon thanks to his bold commitment to his characters in his movies, and it looks like this latest performance from him may go down in history as his best one yet. As evidenced by him singing “Hokey-Pokey” while swinging around a sledgehammer, he’s very much in on the joke, and we can’t help but appreciate him all the more for it.

Mom and Dad hits theaters on January 18, 2018 — the month where only pure gold descends into theaters. What did you think of this trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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  • Laurence

    Let me guess, nic cage/selma blair’s character’s parents come round wanting to kill them too.

    • DerekNola

      haha interesting thought… wonder what pregnant women will do to their kids… i guess just go to planned parenthood

  • randomironicname

    That feels like a Bobcat Goldthwait movie.

  • TheFrank

    Saw the trailer. It’s Children of the Corn in reverse but with a laugh track.

    This would’ve worked better as a straight horror or a horror suspense but not a horror comedy, especially with Nick Cage. Cage can still deliver the “maniacal twinkle” in his eye but it’s become more of a parody of itself (see: Finger of Doom, Harrison Ford’s). I always thought that pre-parody of himself Nick Cage would’ve made an awesome Willy Wonka worthy of Gene Wilder. They both were capable of showing extreme emotional range with remarkable deftness.

  • Victor Roa

    that face Selma makes at the end…. god damn it, I would love to make movies just for her.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.