If there is a movie that has been present in most of the genre festivals in the past 2019 it is horror-thriller and comedy Come to Daddy (2019). The movie is the debut feature film as a director of Ant Timpson, who has been producer of some of the most interesting titles of the last years like Turbo Kid (2015), Deathgasm (2015), The Greasy Strangler (2016) and the horror anthology The ABCs of Death (2012) and its sequels ABCs of Death 2 (2014) and ABCs of Death 2.5 (2016).
In Come to Daddy (2019), Norval, played by Elijah Wood, isn’t having the time of his life right now; he’s trying to overcome his drinking problems and has gone back to live with his mother. So when his estranged father invites him to spend a few days at his beachfront home, it seems like an opportunity to strengthen their parent-child ties. However, it won’t be long before he realizes that something bizarre is going on with his father and he confirms that family reunions often seem more like a nightmare.
Together with Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Simon Chin, Ona Grauer, and Ryan Beil also star. The movie was written by Toby Harvard, one of the writers of The Greasy Strangler (2016), based on an idea of director Ant Timpson.
In 2019, Come to Daddy (2019) has been present in a long list of film festivals around the world achieving a good collection of nominations and some winnings including Tribeca Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Octopus Film Festival, FrightFest, Fantasy Filmfest, MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Mayhem Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival and Molins Film Festival just to stand the most notorious ones.
Come to Daddy (2019) has been rated R for strong violence, language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity. Some countries have scheduled the movie for a theatrical release in February this year, so you must pay attention to your local cinemas. Watch here the trailer for Come to Daddy (2019):
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