Monsters: Season 1, Episode 7

The Legacy (3 Dec. 1988)

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Dale finds the private sanctuary of Fulton Pierce, a famous, dead, horror actor. Dale can see Fulton's image in the old make-up case that was owned by the actor, and his life soon goes down a dark road.

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Dale finds the private sanctuary of Fulton Pierce, a famous, dead, horror actor. Dale can see Fulton's image in the old make-up case that was owned by the actor, and his life soon goes down a dark road.

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Beware the dreaded, evil... makeup kit
27 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man decides to stay in the home of a deceased horror actor in order to truly understand him for a biography he's writing. Unfortunately, he comes to understand him a little too much...

"The Legacy" is my second least favorite episode of the entire series (top honors go to the snoozefest "Half As Old As Time"). The reason for this is that the episode is not scary, makes very little sense at all, and seems to borrow a bit from "The Shining".

The catalyst for the main character's descent into madness is the late actor's makeup kit, although it's never clearly stated what it does. We know it's somehow haunted, but sometimes a ghost taunts him from the mirror, sometimes he seems himself as a monster, and in one unusual sequence, the ghost reaches out of the mirror to strangle him. All the while none of this seems to affect him much until the ending.

And then there's the ending... oh boy, the ending. First he's strangled by the makeup case, then he looks in the mirror and sees a hunchback. His girlfriend enters and suddenly he's a vampire. Then the episode just ends, no explanation, nothing. They basically gave us an ironic ending that was more confusing than ironic.

The bottom line: stay far away from this one. If you absolutely must see a show about an evil makeup case, I would recommended the far superior "Master of Disguise" from "Friday the 13th: the Series."


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