Celebrate Father's Day with Horror's Best and Worst Dads

Jack Torrance, The Shining
Actor: Jack Nicholson

Technically, Wendy Torrance's husband, Jack, isn't completely at fault when it comes to the events that unfold in The Shining, but he's still carrying them all out. From attacking his wife and son with a variety of weapons, verbal assaults, and other various acts to “correct” their behavior, he's probably not someone you'd want to leave your child with for an extended period of time. Poor little Danny. Poor Wendy. Shining or not, Jack's not exactly the most glamorous father you could hope to have.

Celebrate Father's Day with Horror's Best and Worst Dads

Don, 28 Weeks Later
Actor: Robert Carlyle

From the very beginning of the movie, Don marks himself as a relatively useless father and husband when he leaves his wife alone with a ravenous group of savages in their now infected cottage. It's not too much of a stretch to understand how Don quickly turns into a useless, disgusting father once he's infected as well, pursuing his own children with the intent of killing and snacking on them...without the influence of those bath salts we've been hearing so much about lately.

Celebrate Father's Day with Horror's Best and Worst Dads

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Terminal's picture

Don is one of the most useless characters in horror history. A coward through and through.

Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 2:48am.

What about Jupiter from the original The Hills Have Eyes played by James Whitworth. Frightening performance. Or Pa from Wrong Turn 2 played by Ken Kirzinger. Or Sawtooth from Wrong Turn 1 and 4. Or maybe even Eric Stoltz from The Butterfly Effect. Nice list though. Some of My favorites are on there.

Submitted by JB Demented on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 2:07am.

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