In his directorial debut actor Bob Balaban uses a fantastic plot metaphorically to study a repressed young boy's exposure to his parent's sexuality. Having settled into their home in the suburbs during the late 1950s, Nick and Lily Laemle (Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt) offer young son
Michael (Bryan Madorsky) a continual display of their ravenous sexual appetites, but pay little attention to him, except to wonder why he won't eat his meat. In time, Michael comes to suspect that his folks are making their meals out of corpses Nick brings home from the workplace. When Michael
tells the school psychologist (Sandy Dennis) about his homelife, she determines to show hi...