Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 2

Family (3 Nov. 2006)

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Harold is a seemingly peaceful neighbor in a quiet midwestern neighborhood, but underneath, he's a murderous psychopath who sets his eyes on a couple that have moved in across the street.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Harold Thompson
Celia Fuller
David Fuller
Sarah (as Hailey Guiel)
Kerry Sandomirsky ...
John B. Scott ...
Nancy Whyte ...
Teenage Blonde Girl
Emily Hope ...
Teenage Punk Girl
Teenage Sad Girl
Donald R. Mintz ...
Interior Harold Thompson (as Dr. Donald R. Mintz)


Family tells the story of a young married couple that moves into a new home in a new city and finds out that their neighbor is not what he seems. Written by masters of horror

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John Landis:  [SYNW]  One of the cartoon characters says it near the end of the first TV showing. See more »


After Harold returns from the dinner and he speaks with his 'wife', she finishes her glass of wine twice while Harold holds the bottle the entire time without pouring any more for her. See more »


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John Landis does it again; Deer Woman with more horror
29 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode I've seen from Season 2 and I must say I am very impressed. Considering the amount of flak Season 2 was receiving I was considering just passing them by but I gave in to temptation and I'm glad I did. John Landis yet again proves he is definitely one of the Masters of Horror with "Family." Like with "Deer Woman," Landis blends horror and comedy flawlessly but with this one he adds a little more horror than comedy. The script is very well written, the acting is great and there is a good amount of gore to satisfy gorehounds.

Harold (George Wendt) seems like a peaceful, friendly enough neighbour but in reality he is a murderous psychopath who has his eyes set on his new neighbour Celia (Meredith Monroe) who has just moved in with her husband David (Matt Keeslar, of Scream 3 fame).

As I said before the acting in this is great. George Wendt gives a very funny performance as the Psycho neighbour and Meredith Monroe and Matt Keeslar are great as the married couple. The script is very witty and funny but there are plenty of odd, disturbing bits to make you shiver or squirm in disgust.

Overall a pleasant start to Season 2. I'm hoping for the rest of them to be as good as this.


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