Come to Daddy

Norval's life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living at home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad's secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he's been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: Ant Timpson (feature debut)

Writer: Toby Harvard

Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Ona Grauer, Michael Smiley, Martin Donovan, Madeleine Sami, Garfield Wilson, Simon Chin

2019, Rating: R16, Violence, sexual references & offensive language, 93 mins
Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Festival & Independent