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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Rather funny and gruesome tale
24 October 2008 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Well, this is quite funny. The founding father of America was a cannibal and he has some nasty devotees.

To count the good stuff here; we have some solid gore on display and the first 20 minutes or so are somewhat creepy.

Some reviewers here call the story retarded and the acting retarded (I always think that's a "retarded" way of reviewing a film) but I don't agree, I thought the family was likable and Saul Rubinek quite funny in the closing moments. The story is a joke, not to be taken seriously, although it does make note of the fact that media (and history) distort the truth. But still, this is a joke, a nasty one but rather funny and gruesomely inventive.

"The Washingtonians" is not one of the better MOH episodes but it's an OK way to kill an hour.


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