Mom and Dad

Synopsis: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Brian Taylor
  1 win & 1 nomination.
86 min

Somehow it seems

The love I need

Is always

The most destructive kind

Yesterday, when I was young

The taste of life was sweet

As rain upon my tongue

I'd teased at life

As if it were a foolish game

The way the evening breeze

May tease a candle flame

The thousand dreams

I dreamed

The splendid things

I planned

I always built to last

On weak and shifting sand

I lived by night

And shunned the naked light

Of day

And only now I see

How the time ran away

Yesterday, when I was young

So many lovers' songs

Were waiting to be sung

So many wild pleasures

Lay in store for me

And so much pain

My eyes refused to see

There are so many songs in me

That won't be sung

I feel a bitter taste of tears

Upon my tongue

The time has come

For me to pay for yesterday

It's not my fault

you make me think bad thoughts.

Oh, right.

You're so innocent.

I'm totally leading you

down a dark path of corruption.

You're right.

If I crash and burn

on my test today,

that's on you.

Oh, yeah.

I forgot

you have your PSATs today.

Are you ready?

How can I be ready

with you taking up

all my study time?


You're gonna do awesome.

Then maybe we can

celebrate tonight?

Can you get away

from the parental units?

I'll have

to make something up,

but you know

how creative I can be.

Mom says to get

your ass out of bed.

Jesus! Knock, please!

Oh, my God! I will kill you!


reports of police staying

near the Walmart

on Grounds Mountain

and also near Cornell Street.

Witnesses tell us

the driver calmly exited

the vehicle

just moments before the impact

that police say

killed the child instantly.

And reports that the woman

was in fact the child's mother

could not be verified.

Good Lord, really?

Before breakfast?

Oh, sorry, Ms. Ryan.

See that, Josh?

Always do what Mom says.

No! No! No! No!

So not funny.


Hey, uh, can I go to a movie

with Riley tonight?

- "With Riley."

- Shut up.

Since when does anyone

under 30 go to the movies?


you're not seeing that boy.

Well, he has a name,

and I know why you don't want me

to see him.


because he's a junior,

and you're a sophomore.

Listen, I used to be

a 17-year-old dude once,

- So I think I know...

- Dad, gross!

- Gross?

- Yeah.

Honey, your grandparents

are coming

- for dinner tonight, remember?

- Wh... Mom, really?


What? You haven't seen them

in months,

and they're not getting

any younger, you know,

so the "movie" can wait.


You and Grandma


bitching at each other,

and Grandpa telling

his disgusting Vietnam stories.

"Pulled it out

and killed the Charlie bastard

with his own pigsticker."

Carly! I am so sorry.

M gan yiu, Mrs. Ryan.

I'm the Chinese.

Chinese is not the Charlie.

Well, I'm already

on the rag anyway, and I...

I can't hear you!


inappropriate talk before...

- "Hashtag"?

- Son, you take my advice.

Don't ever have kids.

Oh, oops!

...Mr. Ryan.

- It's too late.

- This is bullshit!

Okay, Carly,

that is enough, young lady!

So nothing about Jeannie yet?

No. No baby news yet.

Soon, soon, soon.

This is so weak.

I can already see

how this is gonna go down.

Aunt Jeannie's gonna

have her kid today,

out of all days,

and you're going to be

the no-show for dinner.


You know, I want to trust you,

Carly. Really...

I do.

Your dad and I both do,

but you don't make it easy

on us when you shut us out.

Do you mind not Facebooking

when we're driving together?

It's really

the only time we have,

just the two of us.


You know what I mean.

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Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor is a former Australian rules footballer and current Australian Football League commentator on television for the Seven Network. He played with Richmond and Collingwood from 1980 to 1990. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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