Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 12

The Washingtonians (26 Jan. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
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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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A Truly Fabulous Film
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright, this had the potential to be a really scary concept and true horror film. While it failed in that respect it succeeded by leaps and bounds at being incredibly hilarious and terribly campy. I was literally shaking with glee at the funny premises of this movie. Specifically, there is a phone-call scene between Mr. Franks and the Professor that is so perfectly timed and completely far-fetched that I spent the next week repeating it to everyone I met. Would I suggest watching this if you want a good scare? No. Not in a million years. But it does make a wonderful comedy on par with Santa's Slay and other ultra-campy "horror-esque" films.


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