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Nicolas Cage And Selma Blair Get Homicidal In Mom And Dad Trailer

Parents murdering their children—hilarious? The jury is surprisingly still out on it. As this trailer demonstrates, any topic can be a good time so long as you just commit to the premise, and no one commits to a bugnuts insane premise like Nicolas Cage.

Written and directed by Brian Taylor, one half of the Crank and Crank: High Voltage filmaking duo Neveldine/Taylor, Mom and Dad takes a zombie apocalypse-esque concept and applies it to one specific scenario—what if all the parents in the world started trying to violently and insanely kill their kids? What if a movie focused on two specific parents, Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, and then just let it all play out for about an hour-and-a-half? 

The brilliant premise unfolds beautifully over the course of the trailer, with a wave of parents storming a school like rabid zombies on an inexplicable mission to snuff their kids out. Later on, the trailer teases Nicolas Cage doing the hokey-pokey with a sledgehammer while he destroys a pool table, which is the sort of thing you think you might've seen before, like in a dream. It looks incredible.

Taylor previously worked with Cage on 2012's fever dream of a comic book movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and both of their full-throttle sensibilities are on full display here. In addition to Cage and Blair, the movie also stars Anne Winters and Zackary Arthur as the couple's unlucky kids, running around town trying to survive their parents' sudden onslaught. Olivia Crocicchia, Brionne Davis, and Samantha Lemole are also set to appear.

While a trailer can make any premise look okay, Mom and Dad has also gotten great reviews on the festival circuit, with reviewers describing the lean, mean B-movie as a depraved, joyous black comedy, an instant classic destined for cult status. After watching the trailer, like, six times, it's safe to say we're won over.

Mom and Dad hits video-on-demand on January 19, 2018.