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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3 December 1988 (USA)  »

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A middling Bloch adaptation
28 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE LEGACY, an early episode of the MONSTERS TV show, is the most recognisably "old school horror" of the series yet. It's based on a Robert Bloch story, which is a nice surprise, although I guess that plenty has been changed from the original tale.

The story involves a stressed-out writer who comes into contact with the make-up kit belonging to an old time horror star (the inspiration seems to be Lon Chaney Sr. in this instance). Instead of providing him with fresh material, the writer seems to become more and more obsessed by his finding, leading him down some very dark alleyways indeed.

The premise of this episode is a good one but unfortunately the execution is only so-so. The acting is average at the best and the horror elements are handled with tongue firmly in cheek, robbing this of atmosphere and indeed fear. The end result is a joke rather than a real story.


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