Fear Itself: Season 1, Episode 3

Family Man (19 Jun. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror
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Dennis Mahoney is an All-American dad: successful, loving, and all-around good guy. All that changes after a car accident leaves him hanging between life and death. He finds his way back to... See full summary »

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Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
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Dennis Mahoney
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Kathy Mahoney (as Josie Rebecca Davis)
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Dennis Mahoney is an All-American dad: successful, loving, and all-around good guy. All that changes after a car accident leaves him hanging between life and death. He finds his way back to life... only to wake up in the body of a serial killer named Richard Brautigan, a.k.a. "The Family Man Killer." Even worse is that Brautigan is now in Mahoney's body. With time running out, Dennis must find a way to save his family from Brautigan's murderous intent before he is executed in Brautigan's place. Written by bioguyver43

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When Dennis Mahoney is leaving the house and his daughter says "I'm going to color a picture for you daddy" she is coloring with pink marker. The next second the pink disappears from the coloring book, the marker is nowhere to be seen and she is coloring with green. See more »

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Fear Itself: Family Man (2008)

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A clean-cut, religious family man is involved in an auto crash with a truck driven by a serial killer. The two men are near death and rushed to the hospital where their spirits are brought back but they end up in each other's body. This is the best entry in the series that I've seen so far and director Yu (Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky) handles the material very well and delivers a fun little film. The story itself is the most interesting aspect and thankfully the screenplay doesn't treat it as a by the numbers type thing. There are some nice twists along the way including the ending, which works very well and it's isn't as happy as you'd expect to see in a movie like this. There are a few bloody scenes including a good one during the bumble bee song but for the most part the screenplay goes for atmosphere, which is captured by the director. There are still some flaws throughout the film including some strange pacing but overall this movie delivers some good. The performances also stand out and both leading men turn in good performances.


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