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Elijah Wood horror/comedy “COME TO DADDY” is coming to theaters

Friday, May 17, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After world-premiering last month at the Tribeca Film Festival (and winning a rave from this site), COME TO DADDY has been snatched up for U.S. release.

Saban Films announced today that it has acquired COME TO DADDY, and will give it a theatrical launch on a date to be determined. The directorial debut of Ant Timpson, producer of DEATHGASM, HOUSEBOUND, THE GREASY STRANGLER and others, it was scripted by STRANGLER’s Toby Harvard and stars Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Simon Chin and Ona Grauer. Wood plays Norval, a young man summoned by his long-lost father Gordon (McHattie) to meet him at his remote seaside house. When Norval arrives, Gordon treats him with hostility and ridicule, and things get progressively nastier from there. We’ll keep you posted on the exact date you’ll be able to come to DADDY.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.