FATHER’S DAY (2011) Reviews and overview



‘Lock up your fathers’

Father’s Day is a 2011 American-Canadian action-horror comedy film directed by Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski (The Void), Matthew Kennedy, and Conor Sweeney, aka the Astron-6 collective (The Editor). Along with several of the directors it stars Amy Groenig and Mackenzie Murdock.

Originally made as a short horror film, the feature length version had its world premiere on October 21, 2011 at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where it received multiple awards.



Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John, an eager priest, and Twink, a hot-headed street hustler, on an epic quest to find and defeat this mythical monster known as Chris Fuchman aka The Father’s Day Killer…


While passed uncut in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification, Father’s Day was banned in its uncut form and in a censored form by the Australian Classification Board before a second censored version was eventually passed with an R18+ rating.

Despite being distributed by Troma Entertainment, it bears no relation to Mother’s Day or its 2010 remake.


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“As crass as it is crazy, Father’s Day certainly isn’t a film for all tastes but it is one that shows some seriously impressive creativity and ambition. More than just a throwback to seventies drive-in pictures it’s a trip to the lunatic fringe and a ridiculously entertaining one at that.” Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

Father’s Day is exquisitely grotesque creation that is occasionally too bonkers for its own good, however Astron-6 and Troma have still created a better grindhouse homage than Rodriguez or Tarantino ever could. It’s gleefully gory and sickening, whilst at the same time adept at taking the piss out of the genre it so clearly loves.” Digital Retribution

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Father’s Day will not be for everyone. Those who are easily grossed out or offended (hell, even those of hardened sensibilities will find themselves cringing) will most likely avoid it. For me though, this is one of the best exploitation tributes I’ve ever seen, and is a must for fans of Troma or warped comedy in general.” Talk of Horrors

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