Thirty-something Norval (Elijah Wood) journeys to the middle of nowhere to visit his estranged father (Stephen McHattie, Watchmen) after receiving a letter begging him to come.
”Savagely inventive, wonderfully macabre and bitingly funny.” – Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry
Having not seen his dad since he was five, it’s all a bit mysterious and emotional for Norval. He arrives at his father’s distinctly UFO-shaped cabin in the woods and things almost immediately start off on the wrong foot. Awkward unpleasantries abound, and soon, the unexpected happens. A number of times. Things proceed to get a little strange and a lot violent as Norval finds himself plunged into gonzo circumstances on the freakier side of outright lunacy. Also starring Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice), Madeleine Sami (Slow West) and Michael Smiley (Kill List), Come to Daddy is a jaw-dropping, darkly hilarious, blood-soaked barrel of fun from New Zealand writer/director Ant Timpson, producer of Turbo Kid and Greasy Strangler! (Dir. by Ant Timpson, 2019, USA, Ireland/Canada/New Zealand/USA, 93 mins., Rated R)