Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 12

The Washingtonians (26 Jan. 2007)

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A family man unearths an old letter, claiming that historical figure George Washington was a cannibal, and that a colonial-era reenactment group may be upholding that way of life.

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Caroline Carter ...
Hitch Hiker
Julia Tortolano ...
Amy Franks
Venus Terzo ...
Pam Franks
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Myron Natwick ...
Samuel Madison III
Esme Lambert ...
Nancy Arnold
Abraham Jedidiah ...
Jared Barkish
Patrick Keating ...
Minister
Wendy Morrow Donaldson ...
Chubby Waitress (as Wendy Donaldson)
Nathan Clark ...
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Deputy #2
Brian Jensen ...
Joel Wirkkunen ...
Washingtonian #1
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Washingtonian #2
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Washingtonian #3
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Following the death of his elderly grandmother, Mike Franks travels with his wife Pam and 10-year-old daughter Amy to his grandmother's old house where he accidentally finds an old letter hidden behind a portrait of George Washington. A morbid letter supposedly written by Washington about killing and eating children. In trying to verify the authenticity of the letter, Mike becomes the target of 'the Washingtonians'; a secret society of various and powerful people who protect the secret life of the 'Father of the Country', and whom, like Washington... are cannibals. Written by Anonymous

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Very good adaption of classic Bentley Little story
28 January 2007 | by (NYCity) – See all my reviews

The screenwriters stayed very close to Little's original story...I thought the beginning could have been cut down a tad, and the "6-month later" post ending was kind-of silly, but with those minor flaws aside, this was easily one of the best MASTERS OF HORROR episodes I've seen. There's some good, creepy moments, and the entire premise is downright spooky. Bloody good show here!

I'd like go know what Bentley Little thought of this, as well as other fans of the original story. The acting is fine, although the little girl's screams are kind-of unconvincing. I'm looking forward to the DVD.


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