‘Killing Daddy’: Lifetime Movie–Daughter Wants Revenge For Mommy’s Bathtub Death, Starring Elizabeth Gillies, William R. Moses

Killing Daddy is a 2014 movie that will air on the Lifetime Movie Network channel this weekend. In case you are wondering what to watch, and you missed it two years ago, you’ll have another chance to view this TV movie thriller, which is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Killing Daddy is also known as My Father Must Die and is directed by Curtis Crawford and written by Trent Haaga. The Lifetime movie drama follows a troubled young woman who returns home to get revenge on her sick father who she believes was responsible for her mother’s suicide death. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Killing Daddy (My Father Must Die) stars, Elizabeth Gillies, Cynthia Stevenson, and William R. Moses.

Killing Daddy Lifetime Movie Synopsis On LMN

After living a rough life on the streets, Cassie wants to go back home to Philadelphia. She gets the opportunity when she calls home to find out that her father, George, has had a stroke and is unable to speak. But, she’s no daddy’s little girl. In fact, she hates her father and blames him for her mother’s tragic bathtub death when she was just a child. Cassie remembers how her father treated her mother before she died, and she hasn’t forgotten the way he has treated her over the years.

When Cassie arrives in town and a sickly George finally sees his daughter while lying in his hospital bed, he knows immediately that he is in trouble. Cassie doesn’t take too kindly to her father cutting her off and telling her that she was crazy just like her mother. Plus, he shouldn’t blame her for her mental condition. After all, he drove her to this.

Now, she’s back, and the power is in her hands. To be clear, Cassie doesn’t just want to make his life miserable, she wants her father to pay for what he did to her beloved mother. The only thing that can satisfy her is his death. However, she won’t wait for the stroke to finish him off, she’s going to do the job herself. Cassie feels nothing but rage and is dedicated to destroying anyone in her path.

When George dies, a family member eventually suspects that Cassie may be involved, but even with the death of her daddy, Cassie’s not through just yet. She’s still in pain, and she wants everyone around her to feel it, too.

Lifetime Movie Network’s Killing Daddy was filmed around Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The crime thriller is produced by Reel One Films 6 with distribution by Lifetime Television and Reel One Entertainment. The executive producers on Killing Daddy are Tom Berry, Neil Bregman, and Pierre David.

Elizabeth Gillies is excellent in this movie. She stated that she had fun making the movie and loves Lifetime’s dramatic over-the-top films, according to Grant Herald.

What About Some True Stories?

We couldn’t find any evidence that Killing Daddy was based on a true story. Though, in previous articles, we have brought you a few stories of wives who were found dead in a bathtub. It was interesting to find a few true stories of daughters who had killed their fathers, but most of the killings involved sexual abuse as a motive.

  1. In 2007, 13-year-old Rachel Booth became so tired of being sexually assaulted by her father, Matthew Booth Sr., that she got up one day and decided to shoot him in the face. He was found dead in their Elizabeth Township home.
  2. In 2011, 19-year-old Guenevere Lynn Hudnall killed her dad William Arnold Hudnall, 51, with a pickax while he slept. Guenevere, along with her mother plotted to kill the man for his social security benefits, according to New York Daily News.
  3. In 2014, A 17-year-old teen girl named Crystal Brooke Howell shot and killed her father, Mike Howell, who was a former sports editor, according to WRDW. His body was found in a box inside a storage area.
  4. That same year, a woman from Delhi murdered her dad out of revenge for mistreating her after the death of her mother. In that case, she used broken glass to cut open his chest and remove his pacemaker, India Today reported.

Watch Killing Daddy this Sunday, July 17, at 6/5 p.m. Central on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN). Immediately after this movie, the recent Lifetime movie Killing Mommy will also air.

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