An official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, Saban Films has unveiled the first grisly and lurid trailer for their fever dream of a film Come to Daddy, directed by Ant Timpson in his directorial debut after producing The ABCs of Death series, Turbo Kid, The Greasy Strangler, and more. Continuing his streak of inventive genre films, Elijah Wood stars as Norval Greenwood, a son hoping to reconnect with his absent father (Stephen McHattie) after thirty years.
That basic logline gets stranger as Greenwood (Wood) tracks his father down at a remote seaside mansion, hoping to cultivate a relationship as an adult to cope with the lack of one in childhood. But Gordon (McHattie), with bawdy and inebriated disposition, makes the goal an impossibility. What follows is a darkly hilarious and wholly unpredictable father-son reunion saga.
In his review for IndieWire, Eric Kohn praised the film, saying, “Kiwi director Ant Timpson’s wild, unpredictable debut manages to deliver a gory hilarious father-son reunion saga with a surprising degree of confidence in the silly-strange nature of the material — a sentimental story about death and rediscovery that explodes into violent mayhem even as it maintains an earnest connection to the conundrum at hand. It’s an absurd gross-out romp that turns into a tearjerker.”
See the trailer below.
Norval Greenwood, a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn’t seen in 30 years. He quickly discovers that not only is dad a disapproving jerk, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now, hundreds of miles from his cushy comfort zone, Norval must battle with demons both real and perceived in order to reconnect with a father he barely knows.
Come to Daddy hits theaters and VOD on February 7, 2020.