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"Masters of Horror" The Fair Haired Child (2006)

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Mick Garris (creator)
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Original Air Date:
6 January 2006 (Season 1, Episode 9)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Good tale rooted in family values and the price of love See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lori Petty ... Judith
William Samples ... Anton

Lindsay Pulsipher ... Tara

Ian A. Wallace ... Math Teacher (as Ian Wallace)
Haley Morrison ... Teenage Girl
Jesse Haddock ... Johnny

Walter Phelan ... Johnny Thing
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Episode Crew
Directed by
William Malone 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Matt Greenberg (written by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Bo Altherr .... producer: special features, IDT Entertainment
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Pearson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick McMahon 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins  (as Aikins/Cossey Casting)
Sean Cossey  (as Aikins/Cossey Casting)
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
 
Art Direction by
Don Macaulay 
 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle (key set decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Fields .... on-set key special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Cleo Gagner .... first assistant hair stylist
Sarah Graham .... on-set key special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Amanda McGowan .... first assistant makeup artist
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: IDT Entertainment
Zaida Rodriguez .... assistant manager: IDT Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director (as Karen Behrenz)
Mick MacKay .... first assistant director
Ian Samoil .... second assistant director
Yannick Leray .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Trevor Ralph .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator (as Leesa McNalley)
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Vicky Peters .... assistant art director
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
Regan Steele .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... re-recording mixer
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post coordinator
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor (as Matt Wilson)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Mark Boley .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mark Bolie)
Michael Deak .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Robert Freitas .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Rob Freitas)
Derek Heselton .... special effects best boy (as Derek Heselston)
Grady Holder .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Ron Pipes .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Frank Rydberg .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Frank Ryberg)
Shannon Shea .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Veronica Torres .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group (uncredited)
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor: Anthem Visual Effects
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
John Cairns .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Muzaffer Korkut .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Darren MacKay .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stu McRae .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects (as Stu MacRae)
Mladen Miholjcic .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects coordinator: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Trevor Strand .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Krista Bell .... stunt double: Lindsay Pulsipher (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Auger .... gaffer
Trevor Carabin .... best boy lighting
Bradley S. Creasser .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Brad Creasser)
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Lane Koch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy grip
Richard Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Cove .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Grimshire .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Paul Matsalla .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Diyah Pera .... stills photographer (uncredited)
Pascal Jean Provost .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
Tyler Tone .... set costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Marc Pollon .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title music (as Edward Shearmur)
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Duane Shearer .... driver
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator
John Swetlikoe .... transportation captain
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steve Best .... assistant to director
Kristi Blicharski .... unit publicist
Sheri Buckham .... assistant accountant
Nadine Cusworth .... production assistant
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (as Andrzej Dec)
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Shalia Edl .... production coordinator
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Katy Lew .... assistant to producers
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Louie Schwartzberg .... stock footage (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Alison Stephen .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... script coordinator
Bonnie Sutherland .... set supervisor
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Raj Uppal .... assistant to producers (as Rajvinder Uppal)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Desiree Zurowski .... stand-in
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mick Garris  creator

Makeup Department
Leanne Rae Podavin .... special makeup effects artist
Sherry Van Gool .... additional assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Uppal .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Martin P. Blaine .... lead carpenter
Bill Morrill .... lead carpenter
 
Sound Department
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Talvinder Gill .... assistant sound editor
Shawn Miller .... sound mixer: second unit
 
Special Effects by
Ozzy Alvarez .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
 
Stunts
Byron Briscoe .... stunt double
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Ethan Embry
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes)
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double: Bree Turner
Lani Gelera .... stunt double
Jon Kralt .... stunt rider
James Ralph .... stunt double: William Forsythe
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Sharon Simms .... stunt double
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... rigging lamp operator
Jeff Cassidy .... second assistant camera
T.C. Chapman .... rigging gaffer
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (episode: "Deer Woman")
David Gray .... still photographer
Gary Stamford .... gaffer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn Grey .... dresser
 
Music Department
Amanda Sobeck .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
John Sorenson .... driver
Larry Tardif .... driver: camera car and process trailer
 
Other crew
Ron Buck .... technical advisor: military
Simon Chin .... extras wrangler
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (odd episodes) (as Andrzej Dec)
Pancho Mansfield .... network executive
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor: second unit
Rainer Scheelisch .... special equipment
Stephen Sobisky .... interactive designer
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
55 min
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Language:
Certification:
Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (self applied) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | Germany:16 | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA

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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Judith is playing the cello, her fingers are not in the right positions at all.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Symphony No 7 in A Major op. 92See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good tale rooted in family values and the price of love, 23 January 2007
Author: Molly Celaschi (carlykristen) from United States

Distraught father Anton and mother Judith (played by Lori Petty of Tank Girl fame) try to resurrect their dead son by sacrificing a young girl to a demon.

The film opens with young Tara being teased in school, riding her bike home, then getting kidnapped by a man in a van. I could only imagine the fears this scene would conjure up in any parent. After Tara wakes up, she tries to call her mom for help explaining that she has been drugged, kidnapped, and hospitalized in another state to which her mom casually replies, "Can I call you back later?" Malone directs a surprisingly restrained tale of suffering considering his previous outings included FearDot.com, which was oddly gratuitous and devoid of meaning. Fair-Haired Child is a touching story of a mother so heartbroken she is pushed to desperate lengths, a rebellious teen that betrays the ones that love him, and a kidnapped girl that no one notices is missing. The story is a simple one with a nice twist ending and pleasantly reminded me of the old Twilight Zone series.

The mood and atmosphere are great with many scenes set to classical music. There are black & white scenes that represent the dark doings of the parents and the little blonde girl looking up from the bloody bathtub through the hole in the basement looks like a lost Alice after falling through the rabbit hole.

On a side note, I thought it a curious gesture to add Malone to the list of "Masters of Horror". He did a few low budget creature flicks, followed by the good House on Haunted Hill remake, which was followed by the very bad FearDot.com. I think this TV episode is one of the highlights of his resume now. Another interesting thing I noticed is that while many of the directors chose to push the limits in their episodes, this one seemed tame in comparison and yet was still quite good. Unfortunately, it did not get much attention, as it was not controversial like many of the others.

The 55 minute TV show is presented with a 1.77:1 ratio aspect, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Surround Sound 2.0. The creature looked awesome with the stand out image being the aftermath of Tara after confronting the Fair-Haired Child.

Favorite Quote: Anton, "Nietzsche said anything done out of love is beyond good and evil. We're not evil. I still love you Judith." DVD Extras: Interviews with Director & Cast, Commentary, Behind-the-Scenes, Trailers, Stills, Malone's Bio, and the Screenplay on DVD-ROM.

Bottom Line: Good tale rooted in family values and the price of love. Minimal gore and scares, but well told and acted nonetheless.

Rating: 7/10

by Molly Celaschi www.HorrorYearbook.com

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