Celebrate Father’s Day With These Horror Movies About Dads

June 18, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

It’s Father’s Day, a day to celebrate fathers, stepfathers, and father figures. To celebrate them, we’ve got a list of horror films featuring dads, both good and bad.


The Shining

You don’t get much worse than a dad trying to kill his entire family. That earns Kubrick’s classic a spot on this list.

Where to watch: Max, Prime Video, Tubi




The Mist

Frank Darbont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s tale features a father who would do anything to protect his kid. The film’s ending is one of the most shocking in film history.

Where to watch: Netflix, Apple TV




Pet Sematary 

Pet Sematary is the second Stephen King adaptation. In the film, a grieving father discovers a way to bring his boy back, ignoring his friend’s warnings. A remake of the film was released in 2019, but I highly recommend the 1989 original version.

Where to watch: Tubi





The Stepfather (1987)

After murdering his entire family, a man marries a widow with a daughter and plans to do it again.

Where to watch: Peacock, VUDU, Tubi, Roku




The Stepfather (2009)

2009’s The Stepfather, a reboot of the 1987 film, centers on Michael Harding (Penn Badgley), who returns home from military school to find his mother, Susan (Sela Ward), happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, he becomes increasingly suspicious of the man who is always there to help.

Where to watch: Netflix, Reb Box, Crackle




Train To Busan

When a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, a father struggles to protect his daughter on a train filled with ravenous zombies.

Where to watch: Prime Video, Peacock, Roku, VUDU, Tubi





Patrick Wilson stars as a father willing to enter another realm, known as “The Further,” to save his child. The movie, directed by James Wan, is just the franchise’s first film, which is about to release its latest installment, Insidious 5: The Red Door. You can find out more and watch the trailer here.

Where to watch: Max



Happy Father’s Day!

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