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"Masters of Horror" Family (2006)

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Writers:
Mick Garris (creator)
Brent Hanley (written by)
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Original Air Date:
28 October 2006 (Season 2, Episode 2)
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Landis proves he is one of the "Family"... See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Wendt ... Harold Thompson

Meredith Monroe ... Celia Fuller

Matt Keeslar ... David Fuller

Haley Guiel ... Sarah (as Hailey Guiel)
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Jane
John B. Scott ... Grandpa
Nancy Whyte ... Grandma

Emily Tennant ... Teenage Blonde Girl
Emily Hope ... Teenage Punk Girl

Aleita Northey ... Teenage Sad Girl

Frances Flanagan ... Housewife
Donald R. Mintz ... Interior Harold Thompson (as Dr. Donald R. Mintz)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Landis 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Brent Hanley (written by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Steve Best .... associate 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 .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark L. Levine 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
 
Art Direction by
Don Macaulay 
 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Terry Hanson .... first assistant hair stylist
Tanya Hudson .... first assistant make-up
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key make-up
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Sheri Mayervich .... unit production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ania Musiatowicz .... third assistant director
Darren Robson .... second assistant director
Rob Vouriot .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Nathalie Morin .... assistant set decorator
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Jean Brophey .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Doris Deutschmann .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Izabela Domachowski .... set dresser (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... second assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... adr supervisor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Devan Kraushar .... sound effects editor
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post-production coordinator
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Adam Sharpe .... re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Randy Ball .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Chris Cera .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Michael Deak .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Steve Hartman .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Heselton .... best boy special effects
Shannon Shea .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Veronica Torres .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Lindsay Vivian .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Chris Sturges .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Attila Vaski .... lead/fab/asst (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor (as Matthew Belbin)
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Adrian Chan .... cg artist
Michael Goddard .... cg artist
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor
Muzaffer Korkut .... cg artist (as Muzzaffer Korkut)
Darren MacKay .... digital compositor
Adam Marisett .... cg artist
Mladen Miholjcic .... cg artist
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Trevor Strand .... digital compositor
Philippe Thibault .... digital compositor
Jonah West .... digital compositor
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Krista Bell .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Cooper .... first assistant camera (as Sandy Cooper)
Brian Johnson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Jos Oman .... first assistant camera
Steve Sherlock .... key grip
Jared Smith .... best boy lighting
Shai Vera .... best boy grip (as Shae Vera)
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Peter Wilkie)
Michael Wrinch .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Mike Wrinch)
Ian Gariepy .... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
Alexander Glua .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Aaron Haesler .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Pascal Jean Provost .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenna Owen .... assistant costume designer
Tyler Tone .... set costume supervisor
Debra Torpe .... costume truck supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Asim Matin .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... editorial coordinator
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title theme (as Edward Shearmur)
Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Louie Hausner .... transportation captain
John Swetlikoe .... transportation coordinator
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Barrie .... stand-in
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Annie Doyon .... assistant accountant
Elissa Friedman .... administration manager: IDT Entertainment
Terri Garbutt .... production coordinator
Cameron Grierson .... assistant to producer
Cameron Grierson .... script coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production auditor: IDT Entertainment (as Richter Q. Hartig)
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Tom Hoeverman .... assistant location manager
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Andrea Kaufman .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment (as Andrea M. Kaufman)
Katy Lew .... executive administrator
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Adrian Salpeter .... assistant to producers
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Beverly Wiens .... production accountant
Michael Bishop .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Heller .... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
58 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the hospital scene, when 'George Wendt' is waiting in the lobby. You can hear on the intercom "Calling Doctor Howard. Doctor Fine." It's a reference to The Three Stooges.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Men in Black (1934)See more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Landis proves he is one of the "Family"..., 6 November 2006
Author: Bladerunner• (seanld@tx.rr.com) from Dallas, TX

The second season of Masters of Horror (MOH) got off to a rocky start with The Damned Thing, but Landis puts it squarely back on track with Family, a bright and cheery decent into the mind of a madman.

George Wendt is picture perfect as the neighbor we all wish we had, or at least we think we would like to have. His social skills are spot on, and gone is any trace of the irascible Norm from Cheers. Some might begrudge the obvious mud slinging to all things Republican or Religious Right, but we can forgive those little jabs as simply Landis playing against type.

David and Celia are moving in next door to Harold (Wendt) and all seems like suburban heaven, but something isn't as it seems with Harold. As the new neighbors get to know one another, Harold develops a crush on Celia. It all seems harmless until something happens that gives Harold the opening he was looking for. To give anymore away would be criminal.

The thing that makes this entry so delicious is the environment that Landis creates to unfold this little horror/comedy. He is truly a "master" of the black comedy, as is more than evident in the much lauded American Werewolf in London. As he did in last year's Deer Woman, Landis shows his acute savvy at creating believable characters and surroundings that allow the audience to really hook in. It is this gift which gives his work such power and impact. In too many horror films the circumstances are so alien it is difficult for the audience to identify, but in Landis' work you feel right at home just before the hammer strikes your skull. The darker episodes in MOH have their appeal, but with Landis' entries there is a strange fulfillment that comes after viewing that is difficult to describe. It is as if you are happy that you have escaped the fate of the characters, the connection is that good.

With Family, Masters of Horror once again lives up to its name. Lets hope the rest of the "family" does as well this season.

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