Happy Father’s Day to all of the men who raised and nurtured generations of horror enthusiasts. Nothing says fatherly love like watching another scene of terror and blood with your son or daughter.
In honor of fathers everywhere, especially mine who is a big part of the horror movie mania in my life, I am showcasing some of my favorite horror film fathers.
5. Chucky from Seed of Chucky
“Attaboy, kid… attaboy!”
Even a killer doll becomes a father in the last installment of the Child’s Play film franchise. Realizing that he has everything that he needs, Chucky wants to live as a killer doll family. However, Chucky’s stint as a budding father figure for his bizarre dual personality offspring Glen/Glenda is short-lived.
4. Nathan Wallace from Repo! The Genetic Opera
“It’s me she must escape.”
Devoted father. Legal assassin. Nathan Wallace is just trying to do right by his daughter, Shilo, but his methods are not ideal. Poisoning her daily to keep her from the outside world and repossessing the organs from delinquent payers, Nathan tries to protect his daughter.
3. George Lutz from The Amityville Horror
“What do you want from us? Goddamnit, this is *MY* house!”
After moving into his new home, George and his family are terrorized by paranormal phenomena. Consumed by the strange occurrences, George becomes more and more agitated.
2. Freddy Krueger from Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
“You’re my blood. Only you could’ve brought me out – in your mind.”
His fatherhood becomes his only way out from Springwood, using one of his victims to bring his daughter back home. Father-daughter bonding occurs between Freddy and his daughter Maggie by battling in the real world, resulting in Freddy’s death.
1. Jack Torrance from The Shining
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
Jack is never a dull boy once he arrives at the hotel as a winter caretaker. Slowly losing his mind, Jack turns on his wife and child in the dead of winter with no one around to save them. However, Jack ends up becoming a popsicle.