Having to buy a twin-disc dvd just to get the one movie I've been after for ages: Parents directed by Bob Balaban (who was in Ken Russell's Altered States) A movie that is all sweetness and light on the surface but underneath the thin veneer of domestic bliss lies a very dark heart indeed. Michael (Brian Madorsky) is the troubled son of a delightfully sinister Randy Quaid and his cheerfully loopy wife, brilliantly played by Mary Beth Hurt, who enjoy regular barbecues - but what is it they are cooking? Michael suffers from recurring nightmares and seeks solace in the friendship of a schoolfriend and when the school counsellor tries to help him it has ghastly results!
A very creepy movie set in '50's small-town America, that deserves to be up there with modern horror classics. Very under-stated and a little gem waiting to be discovered. As to the other movie on the double-disc, Fear, not worth the price of admission or even a review. I disliked it first time round and had to get it as it was on the double disc offer. 1 star, if that.