Elijah Wood stars in the upcoming thriller/dark-comedy Come to Daddy, which has been doing well on the festival circuit.
Umbrella Entertainment has released the official trailer for the film, showing off what looks like a pretty nutty thriller with quirky comedy and gory violence. The film has Wood playing a man in his thirties who heads to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father (Stephen McHattie). It doesn’t take long for him to realise for things to go downhill… brutally.
The festival reviews have been pretty promising for the film. Our own Adam Fleet loved it when he saw at the Melbourne International Film Festival. As he wrote in his review:
We’ve simply got a classic events-spiralling-out-of-control yarn told very well, and some lovely, imaginative blood and guts to contend with. Timpson has delivered a very entertaining debut that will greatly appeal to horror fiends and fans of black comedy.
This Ireland/Canada/New Zealand/USA production is directed by NZ filmmaker Ant Timpson, who was an executive producer on the fun NZ horror-comedy Housebound. Timpson came up with the idea for the film and the script comes from Toby Harvard, who co-wrote the bizarro 2016 film The Greasy Strangler.
Come to Daddy will be hitting select US cinemas, VOD, and Digital on February 7, 2020. It opens in Australia on March 5, 2020.
Official synopsis for Come to Daddy:
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.