This Day in Horror

19 June 2010

Daddy Dearest

With Father's Day right around the corner, we thought it only appropriate that we remember the Fathers who don't normally receive the recognition they deserve. Even an average Joe turned nut job or the offspring of cannibalistic inbreeders need love too. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here is our list of the greatest dear old Dads.

28 Weeks Later 2007

Robert Carlyle stars in the second part of this epic zombie/virus flick as Don. He did what I'm sure most men probably dream of doing every night of the week... leaving their helpless wife in a house full of zombies to save his own ass. Then when she's found alive he does everything but strut in with an "It's all good" hoping she'd forget he abandoned her. Once he becomes infected he goes after his son and daughter like they'd taken the car out for a joyride and wrecked it.

Frailty 2001

Bill Paxton takes on what I think is his darkest role to date. His idea of outdoor games is a little different than that of the ordinary Dad. Teaching his kids to catch involves sinning strangers and an axe. Let's just hope he's nowhere near the next time I go to the grocery store. Eek!

The Amityville Horror 1979

Is there anything scarier than a Dad who goes bonkers for no apparent reason? James Brolin plays George Lutz, a man who gladly becomes the head of a blended family then gets possessed by a house dwelling demon. Kinda reminds me of my stepdad but without the demon.

The Shining 1980

Talk about demon possession, Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who drags his family off to a mountain resort and ends up kissing corpses, drinking with dead people and trying to murder his family. And they considered that a vacation?

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2007

Unlike the Dad's on our list whose sole mission is to mame and murder their children, Ken Kirzinger only wants to protect and feed his. Yes, he's gotta kill normal people to do it but wouldn't we all do that for our kids if we had to?

The Stepfather 1987

Probably one of the most sadistic Fathers on the list Terry O'Quinn scared the pants off us all as he searched for the perfect family leaving a trail of bodies along the way.

The People Under the Stairs 1991

Last but not least on our list for this year is Everett McGill who portrays an abusive father in this stylish Wes Craven flick. Mean to the bone for no other reason than he can be, no list would be complete without him.

Happy Father's Day Mother Fuckers!

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