In honor of Father's Day, the Horror Dads have assembled to celebrate. Instead of our usual roundtable format, though, this time around head Horror Dad Richard Harland Smith has given us each a separate spotlight in which to discuss a horror movie dad that sparked our interest. Speaking for myself, I had a tough time narrowing down my picks. In the end I went with a dad that my own fatherhood forced me to reevaluate - Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) of The Omen (1976).
Not to pimp this post too hard but, irrespective of my own contribution, I really think this is one of the finer Horror Dad offerings to date. I love what Dennis Cozzalio, Paul Gaita, Greg Ferrara, Nicholas McCarthy, and Richard Harland Smith have to say about their choices and I bet you will too.
Check out the latest from the Horror Dads at TCM, and we wish you all a Happy Father's Day!
Also, if you're new to The Horror Dads, why not catch up on some of our previous posts?
Salem's Lot (1979)
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)
The Mist (2007)
And our initial three-part discussion on fatherhood and fandom: