Do you need more reasons to be thankful for dad? Just be glad he didn’t leave you behind for the holidays, chased your around a hotel with an axe and try to burn you alive!
We take a look at some really evil dads that have appeared in movies. Now, you can also be thankful for all those bad dad jokes.
Jack Torrance in The Shining
After spending a month at the isolated Overlook Hotel, Jack Torrance becomes increasingly frustrated that his attempt to write a book is going nowhere. He starts to take out his frustrations on his wife and eight-year-old son Danny.
Later, he meets a ghost who tells him that he must do something about the wife and kid. Jack takes an axe and chases the poor duo around the hotel like a deranged maniac.
Oh, wait. He is a deranged maniac.
Jack deserves to be locked up in Room 237. – Angelin Yeoh
Glen Whitehouse in Affliction
James Coburn, who won an Oscar for this role, brings to life all the terrors a callous man can bring to his family. The horrors he has inflicted on them is further magnified to the audience when we realise that his son (played by Nick Nolte) has inherited Glen’s monstrous ways.
It’s a hard film to watch; made even harder as the passed down violence is a common disease in the real world. – Mumtaj Begum
Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Peter McCallister (John Heard) left his youngest son Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) not once but TWICE on his way to the family’s Christmas vacation! Enough said. – Kenneth Chaw
P/S: Although, we love actor John Heard because he signed on to the movie just so he could take his then five-year-old son to play with the kids in Home Alone.
Denethor, son of Ecthelion in Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Who is the worst father in a fantasy film you can think of? How about one who complains openly that his son Faramir is not as good as his brother Boromir?
Then, after sending Faramir on a suicide mission and watching him return home half-dead, goes mad and tries to burn him alive?
Great parenting, Denethor. – Michael Cheang