DVD REVIEW: Father’s Day

A new Troma release is great news and Father’s Day which showcases all that is brilliant, gory, hilarious and downright crazy about the studio that gave us the Toxic Avenger.

Father’s Day follows the classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father raped and murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer.

Ahab is a revenge-crazed deranged psychopath/hero fresh out of prison for mistakenly slaughtering the man he thought was the ruthless monster who raped and murdered his father. But fathers are still being violated in the behind, dismembered with hacksaws, and set on fire. A chickenhawk hustler and a hot young priest search out the reclusive Ahab, determined to finish the job he started years ago and send this degenerate demon back to Hell, literally.

The first thing you should do with this film is get a few of your friends together to watch it as it is just too good to watch it alone without enjoying the fun with others. Once settled in with a drink in hand, the movie starts with a crazy and rather disgusting beginning that pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the film. As a group we all looked at each other and knew this was going to be special.

The cast are all competent in their roles with Adam Brooks playing eye patched Ahab the main lead and Snake Pilsken lookalike. Brooks musters all his bravado for every scene and his impressive use of his one good eye was a delight to watch on-screen. He is a rogue with a mission of revenge and redemption. Matthew Kennedy’s Father John Sullivan is the novice priest that has conflicted emotions and is desperate to walk the path of righteousness without having to resort to picking up a gun or a sword. The last part of this trio is Twink the faithful but full of anger sidekick played by Conor Sweeney.

Just looking at the cover artwork for this film you know it is going to have some inventive imagery and director Astron-6 delivers on all fronts. The plot races along, never given you enough time to drink a beer or take a breath before the next set piece arrives. There is enough blood and guts and gore to keep all horror fans entertained and it is always good to see an exotic dancer brandishing a chainsaw in my opinion. The scenery is used well ranging from outdoor locations to sets of heaven and hell which just has to be seen to be believed.

The humour of the film is just pitched right to allow you to laugh and drop your mouth in astonishment which is a testament to the acting of the main cast.

Overall this new Troma release is a gem and makes you realise that we have had something missing from our lives and that is a crazy film like this.

Rating: 4/5
Reporter: Montoya
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