FrightFest Presents to release My Father Die this March
James R | On 13, Jan 2017
FrightFest Presents has announced its second release of 2017, as revenge thriller My Father Die races on to VOD.
The digital label, a joint initiative between the horror film festival and Icon, launched in 2015 with six favourites from the fest, including Steve Oram’s hilarious AAAAAAAAH! and the charming Night of the Living Deb. Before FrightFest 2016 opener My Father Die had even kicked of last year’s festival, the label had already snapped up the movie for distribution.
After garnering rave reviews at SXSW, writer/director Sean Brosnan’s debut was welcomed as a sign of new storytelling talent in the genre. A Greek tragedy crossed with Sons of Anarchy, it follows Asher, who loses both his speech and hearing at the age of 12, during a vicious attack that leaves his older brother dead. The killer, Ivan, a tattooed monster showing no remorse, is jailed for the assault, but released two decades later due to prison overcrowding.
Pumped-up and hungry for retribution, Asher wastes no time in tooling and facing down his nemesis – who also happens to be his father. But his dad’s time in prison hasn’t been wasted, and he proves a formidable enemy.
Joe Anderson (from the TV series Hannibal) stars as Asher, sporting a fox pelt hat to go with his bloody grudge, while British boxer Gary Stretch (the baddie in Shane Meadow’s Dead Man’s Shoes) plays Ivan.
The film, which was acquired alongside Population Zero last summer, will be released on digital platforms on 20th March 2017, before hitting DVD on 3rd April.
The movie’s release follows Anna Biller’s The Love Witch, which FrightFest Presents will distribute in UK cinemas on Friday 10th March. Stay tuned for more on both, or head this way to see our reviews of existing FrightFest Presents titles.