Effed Up Families

Effed Up Families

'Effed Up Families' is a collection that shows exactly that. Some of the worst, most horrendous families you could imagine. You think you have it bad when your family come round? Wait until you get a load of these guys. You'll be glad for what you've got!

‘They eff you up, your mum and dad’ - so said the esteemed poet Philip Larkin, who had no doubt been binge-watching some dysfunctional-family horror flicks, like Magnum Force director Ted Post’s indescribably disturbing man-child melodrama from the Seventies, The Baby; Wes Craven’s cannibal classic The Hills Have Eyes, featuring a cave-dwelling clan snacking on passing tourists; or Toys Are Not For Children, a sordid sliver of daddy-issues horror from the American drive-in circuit. Effed Up Families, includes all these and many more. It’s fun for all the family, ARROW style!

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Effed Up Families
  • Ringu

    1998 • Japan • Directed by Hideo Nakata

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-ha...

  • The Woman

    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a 'Master of Horror' in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sun...

  • The Baby

    Still traumatised by the loss of her husband, well-meaning social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer: The Loved One) throws herself into her latest assignment: the case of "Baby", a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant - who crawls, cries and has yet to make it out of nappies. But Baby's fa...

  • Whirlpool

    In Larraz's debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare 'Whirlpool', Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer's secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but.

  • Children of the Corn

    1984 • United States • Directed by Fritz Kiersch

    A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. With no adults in sight the terror brews as the new arrivals find the secrets of the prospering ...

  • Dream No Evil

    Academy Award-winner Edmond O'Brien ('The Wild Bunch', 'The Barefoot Contessa') stars in this understated but deeply affecting tale of melancholy and madness from cult auteur John Hayes. Orphaned at a young age, Grace (Brooke Mills) has grown up under the sway of her adopted brother Jesse (Michae...

  • The Child

    1977 ・ United States ・ Directed by Robert Voskanian

    From The Bad Seed to Bloody Birthday, the killer kid movie has long been a staple of the horror genre - but they don't come quite as devilish or downright delirious as 1977's The Child! Young Alicianne arrives at an isolated old farmhouse to lo...

  • Toys Are Not For Children

    Psychological trauma and aberrant sexuality abound in this twisted 1972 tale of a young woman whose severe daddy issues send her on an unforgettably bleak downward spiral. Yearning for the love of her absentee father, Jamie inhabits an infantilised world surrounded by toys, including those which ...

  • We Are the Flesh

    A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, We Are the Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldly dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human des...

  • The Hills Have Eyes Part 2

    1984 • United States • Directed by Wes Craven

    The hills are once again alive with the sound of screaming in Wes Craven's hugely entertaining follow-up to his own groundbreaking 1977 'The Hills Have Eyes'. A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by ...

  • Dark Water

    After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the “dead wet girl” to new heig...