Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy


After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval (Elijah Wood) travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand. Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley co-star in this gory, gross-out, black comedy that's the directorial debut of producer Ant Timpson (The Greasy Strangler, The ABCs of Death).... More

"Norval’s (Elijah Wood) life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad’s secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he’s been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare." (Tribeca Film Festival)Hide

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  • My favorite horror offering of the year so far. It’s smart, uncompromising, inventive and just downright hilarious. Full Review

  • A gory hilarious father-son reunion saga with a surprising degree of confidence in the silly-strange nature of the material. Full Review

  • The blend of tired jokes and body horror here seems entombed in amber, as every lacerated scalp, loudly broken limb, and use of the C-word makes it feel that much less original. Full Review