Ma (Bobo Lewis) and Pa (George Hall) let a traveling salesman, Howard Filby (Soupy Sales), into their home during a terrible thunderstorm. He's permitted to spend the night, but must share ... See full summary »


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Ma (Bobo Lewis) and Pa (George Hall) let a traveling salesman, Howard Filby (Soupy Sales), into their home during a terrible thunderstorm. He's permitted to spend the night, but must share a room on the second floor with their daughter, Lucy. Lucy has a beautiful voice, but Filby can only see her in silhouette through a bedsheet dividing their room. When he convinces Lucy to lower the sheet, she turns out to be just as beautiful he expected. But Lucy demands commitment from her lovers, and harbors a horrific secret.

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5 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Darkly comic episode.

Monsters: The Farmer's Daughter starts late one stormy night as travelling salesman Howard Philbean crashes his car, seeking help & shelter he ask's an old farmer & his wife (Soupy Sales) for assistance. They cannot help Howard but offer him a place to stay for the night, the barn in which they live is small & the only place for Howard to sleep is in the same bed as the farmer's beautiful young daughter Lucy (Stephanie Phillips). Howard falls in love with Lucy & they pledge to marry each other, however Howard quickly finds out to his horror that Lucy quite literally isn't the girl she used to be...

Episode six from season two of Monsters this originally aired in the US during November 1989, directed by Michael Warren Powell this is yet another entertaining episode that has a darkly comic feel about it but yet again at only twenty odd minutes in length The Farmer's Daughter feels rushed & this one would have benefited from the plot being fleshed out a bit & in particular the ending. The premise & build-up are nicely done, there's one or two amusing lines & the plot overall is alright but there's definitely something lacking here, there's no real explanation behind the events depicted & while the ending is memorable & suitably ghoulish there's not much of a twist to it & is a little rushed. The Farmer's Daughter is still worth a watch especially if your a fan of these horror anthology type things.

The Farmer's Daughter looks great with a really good 80's horror film vibe, the sets are very atmosphere with a moody thunder storm raging in the background throughout & there's a few really stylish moments here. The scene in which the farmer & his wife talk while rocking back & forth on rocking chairs in & out of view of the camera is rather neat actually. There's some gore here with a rotting zombie, peeled flesh, a bit of blood & a broken off arm. The acting is alright & is played tongue in cheek.

The Farmer's Daughter is another cool Monsters episode with some nice make-up effects, a bizarre yet watchable story & some nice production values but I felt it just lacked a little something overall. Definitely worth a watch but not a series classic.

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