Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 9

The Fair Haired Child (6 Jan. 2006)

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A warlock couple abduct a young teenage girl to sacrifice her to a mysterious and evil entity as an offering to resurrect their long-dead boy.



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Episode cast overview:
William Samples ...
Math Teacher (as Ian Wallace)
Haley Morrison ...
Teenage Girl
Jesse Haddock ...
Johnny Thing


The virgin teenager Tara is outcast in school and neglected by her mother. While riding her bike back home from school, she is drugged, kidnapped and brought to an isolated mansion by the insane pianist Anton. His cellist wife Judith lures Tara to obtain personal information, and then they lock her in the basement where she meets their son Johnny trying to commit suicide. Tara discovers that the creepy couple lost their son drowned in a lake twelve years ago, and have made a pact with a demon to bring him back to life. The price would be the sacrifice of twelve teenagers, and Tara is the last one. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A far better than "fair" addition to the scary series!
21 March 2006 | by (Author of Staci's Guide to Animal Movies) – See all my reviews

When a high school student finds herself kidnapped, spirited away to far-off place, and locked in the basement of old, defunct music academy with a suicidal young man and an evil demon, her troubles are just beginning.

Fair-Haired Child only has one recognizable name actor in it — Lori Petty — but the entire small cast is top-notch. Director William Malone does a good job in the one-hour format bringing together the threads of a story that span 15 years and culminate in a single night of unspeakable evil.

The attention to detail in Fair-Haired Child — from the elegant décor of the stately mansion inside, to the bony wind chimes that gruesomely clink in the night outside — is breathtaking, and the cinematography is sumptuous. The music, too, plays an important role.

The Masters of Horror anthology series has done a great job so far of not following a theme; while all of the episodes are horror, they're not zingers ala Twilight Zone, or morality yarns ala Tales From the Crypt. Malone's entry is more along the lines of a traditional supernatural horror story, and it's got some good scares and fun visuals. It's a far better than "fair" addition to the scary series!

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