FATHER OF FLIES (2021) Reviews of supernatural horror


‘Every family has its demons’

Father of Flies is a 2021 horror film in which a vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman; he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her.

Directed by British filmmaker Ben Charles Edwards from a screenplay co-written with Nadia Doherty. Produced by Kirsty Bell.


The British-American Goldfinch Entertainment production stars Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park; Phantom Thread), Sandra Andreis (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Davi Santos (Tell Me a Story), Page Ruth (Shameless) and Nicholas Tucci (You’re Next).



” …it takes the essence of a really good King novel and works it into something that is similar, but never the same. With the result of Edwards’ labour of love being such a complex and entrancing movie, it’s a shame that it took a tragedy to make it a reality. Now it is in the world though I highly recommend you seek Father of Flies out as soon as you can…” The Hollywood News

“The movie looks really good […] and not just with some decent special effects. More so in the use of its weather and lighting […] I didn’t feel like we got enough back story At first, it feels like the audience won’t be told at all but the movie does get there with its explanation and backstory, it just feels a bit lacklustre.” Nerdly


Father of Flies is set for release in 2022 after its online premiere at Grimmfest from 14-17th October 2021 and UK theatrical premiere at Raindance on 6th November.

In the US, Father of Flies will also have its premiere at ScreamFest LA, at the Chinese Theatre on 14th October 2021.

Filming locations:

Queens, New York City, New York
Suffern and Tribeca, New York
London, England

Technical details:

78 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1


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