Celebrate Father's Day with Horror's Best and Worst Dads
Father's Day: the hallowed holiday where we celebrate dads everywhere, even the shining examples of fatherhood that see fit to terrorize their offspring as if they were the enemy. Wait! Those aren't the dads we want to celebrate! They're part of the problem!
Bad parenting seems to be a bit of a trend when it comes to horror, and we've got 13 daddies, a mixed bag of the good and bad, to celebrate the upcoming holiday...and perhaps make you appreciate your own father a little more.
First we celebrate the dedicated dads who'd do anything for their children – as few as there seem to be in fiction, that is.
Rick Grimes, “The Walking Dead”
Actor: Andrew Lincoln
A dedicated father through and through, Rick's first actions upon waking from his coma are searching for his wife and son in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, which has been raging on at that point for quite some time. Though flawed as a husband and a father, Rick's always trying to do right by his family, even when he hits a few rough spots along the way. Carl may not be the ideal son, but readers of the comics and viewers of the TV series certainly can't question the love Rick has for his son.
The Father, Let Me In
Actor: Richard Jenkins
Even though Abby, the child vampire seen in the American remake of cult classic Let the Right One In, isn't truly his daughter, the lengths The Father will go to in order to ensure her safety are admirable – stalking and murdering victims to retrieve blood to feed Abby. Though his intentions are considerably less noble in Let The Right One In (as portrayed by Per Ragnar), The Father is shown as a caring father figure who only wants to ensure his special companion's safety...and satiety.