Horror fans hungry for the seventh release in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series will have their appetites sated in January with the limited edition Blu-ray release of 1989's suburban cannibal horror comedy, Parents.

Press Release: The Vestron cult classic horror title releases continue with Parents, coming to Blu-ray on January 31st with all new special features!

Street Date: 1/31/17

Blu-ray™ SRP: $34.97


There’s a new name for terror when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series brings the family back together in Parents, coming to limited-edition Blu-ray on January 31 from Lionsgate. In this black-comedy horror classic, a young boy in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. The Parents Blu-ray includes all-new special features, including an audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef and interviews with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne and actress Mary Beth Hurt. This limited-edition Parents Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97.


Meet the Laemles. Dad’s got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael has great new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family . . . or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. Dad’s bringing home the bacon . . . and a whole lot more! Michael’s parents are getting away with murder — making home where the horror is!


  • Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef
  • Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias
  • Featurettes:
  • “Leftovers to Be” with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
  • “Mother’s Day” with Actress Mary Beth Hurt
  • “Inside Out” with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon
  • “Vintage Tastes” with Decorative Consultant Yolando Cuomo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery


Year of Production: 1988

Title Copyright:Parents © 1988 Vestron Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: Horror

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English SDH

Feature Run Time: 82 Minutes

Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation

Blu-ray™ Audio: Original 2.0 Stereo Audio


Derek Anderson
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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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