Watch Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly
- 1 hr 42 min
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly is a British horror-comedy film released in 1970. The movie revolves around a family living in a secluded mansion, indulging themselves in a strange and macabre way of life. The film begins with a bright and vivacious young woman named Girly (Vanessa Howard), who roams around the city streets, charming strangers into playing a game with her. This game, however, is not what it seems. Girly eventually leads the stranger to the mansion, where the stranger undergoes a dark and creepy initiation. The family living in the mansion includes Mumsy (Ursula Howells), the matriarch of the family, Nanny (Pat Heywood), who acts as their servant, and her adult children, Sonny (Howard Trevor), and Girly (Vanessa Howard). All four of them have clearly lost touch with reality, but they live in a self-contained world that only they seem to understand. The family has strange rituals and games that even they themselves struggle to understand. The family's 'father' figure is Girly's doll, that she insists is living and breathing. The doll is treated like a member of the family, and is frequently given an essential role in their games. The film takes a dark turn when one of the strangers that Girly has brought to the family's mansion, a man by the name of New Friend (Michael Bryant), becomes aware of just how twisted and abnormal the family's behavior is. New Friend is held captive by the family and forced to participate in their games. As time goes on, it becomes apparent that the family's bizarre behavior is not as playful as it might first seem, and that there could be something far more sinister going on. As the film progresses, the audience is kept guessing as to what is going to happen next. The film's humorous moments are blended masterfully with its more sinister elements, creating an eerie and unsettling atmosphere that leaves the audience unsure of what is going to happen next. Throughout the movie, the audience is witness to the madness that grows within the family, as their desire for new players in their games leads them down darker and more twisted paths. The film strikes a successful balance between its comic elements and its darker tones, making sure that the audience is left horrified while still being entertained. The performances of each member of the cast are exceptional. Ursula Howells and Pat Heywood, in particular, deliver impressive performances, managing to retain their characters' air of creepiness and unpredictability while still coming across as believable. Overall, Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly is an offbeat and enjoyable horror-comedy that manages to be both entertaining and full of surprises. The movie is an excellent example of how horror need not be all jump scares and gore to be effective, and how humor can be used to great effect in horror.