It’s a few weeks late, but the Scariest Things crew were inspired by Father’s Day to examine the best dads in horror. As a bonus, you get to hear Eric do some terrible impressions!
The father as the protector and guardian of the family. Horror movies bank on this universal understanding of human nature, and likes to either heighten it or subvert it for the purpose of dramatic tension. When making up this list, Mike and I divided up our fearsome foursome by picking two dads each who upheld the best aspects of fatherhood in the genre, and two bad dads who are despicable evil bastards.
At first, I thought this was going to be a real tough one to sort through, since the subject is so broad, but as it turned out there were lots of contenders for selection. Which ones did we pick? Listen in, dear followers, and find out!