Given the honour of opening this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest, Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die promises to be a mash-up of Cape Fear, Night of the Hunter and OldBoy.

Billed as a brutal and beautiful revenge thriller, the film follows Asher (Joe Anderson), who loses both his speech and hearing after an attack from his thuggish father that also leaves his brother dead.

With father jailed for two decades for the assault, Asher prepares for the day he can enact his revenge – and with father Ivan eventually released due to prison overcrowding, he may get that chance…..

Probably best known for his role in TV series Generation Kill, Brosnan (yep, Pierce’s son) marks his directorial debut with this offering, which he also scripted – and stars in.

Anderson has made quite a nice genre niche for himself, popping up in the likes of The Crazies remake and the Hannibal TV series (as Mason Verger) – and he also appears in fellow Frightfest entry Abattoir.

Alongside Anderson are the likes of John Schneider and boxer-turned-actor Gary Stretch, who snarls as tattoed monster Ivan.

My Father Die kicks things off in the capital on Thursday, August 25.

Here’s the trailer:

 

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.