Thursday, October 18, 2012

daddy dearests by karen g.

On Monday, Karen G. provided a list of memorable Moms of horror.  

Here's a list of devilishly diabolical Dads.

Who's your fave?

The Shining (1980)

Jack Nicholson brilliantly plays a father losing his grip on his family, reality and sanity.

Frailty (2002)

Bill Paxton plays the creepy father of two impressionable sons “with a calling from above” to rid the world of demons.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Some dad’s would do anything for endless fame and fortune, maybe even make a deal with the devil.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

James Whitworth plays “Jupiter” the father of a cannibalistic clan that hides in the hills to terrorize any humans who cross their path.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

James Brolin plays George Lutz, a loving father who slowly slips into madness while living in a “demonic” house.

The Stepfather (1987)

He doesn’t have to be your biological dad to be crazy!

Creepshow (1982)

Nathan Grantham was willing to crawl out of a grave to get his Father’s Day cake from his daughter!

Eraserhead (1977)

Maybe your child being a misshapen blob of mutant weirdness will lead to the best daddy hairstyle of all time?

-Karen G.


  1. Brilliant idea for a post! Love crazy dads.

    I'd also add Oliver Reed in Burnt Offerings.

  2. All excellent choices! (And I'd definitely second the addition of Oliver Reed in Burnt Offerings.)

    My favorite evil film dad from those above is Bill Paxton in Frailty. A great performance in an underrated film which has somehow always seemed to exist under the radar yet has a deserved loyal following.

  3. Great choices, I have Eraserhead scheduled to watch this weekend, I'm told it's brilliantly sick.

  4. Very nice list. "Father's Day" is my dad's favorite Creepshow segment, and one year I gave him a signed photo of John Amplas, who played the rotting corpse, that read "Happy Father's Day!"