It really is a strange little flick, made all the more odd by the performances of Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt as Michael's parents. Randy Quaid plays an attentive patriarch constantly giving his son advice, with something sinister lurking underneath his breadwinner façade. Mary Beth Hurt on the other hand is the perfect Stepford Wife, and just like a Stepford Wife she's very devoid of any real humanity. The movie was marketed as a horror comedy, but there aren't really any laugh out loud moments besides the darkly humorous psychological torment of a child living in fear of his cannibal parents. It's funny on an offbeat level and doesn't seem to take itself too seriously, but rest assured it is very much a horror film. I laughed lots, but many others do find it disturbing. It's an odd, disturbing, Suburban nightmare about the psychological torment of a young boy. It plays on the worst childhood feat that your caregivers are dangerous and sprinkles it with slightly odd, quirky, black humor. All in all, as tasty a feature as the human flesh being cooked up on screen. Yummy.