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The Origins of Monstrosity 

A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. The Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden. The origin of Bloody Face is revealed.



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Monsignor Howard is called out to a local hospital to tend to the creature that was found in the schoolyard - and he obviously knows who she is. Sister Jude receives a call from Mr. Goodman confirming that Dr. Arden is a former Nazi who escaped at the end of the war. He needs just one more piece of evidence to make a final confirmation. Someone is out to protect the evil doctor however. Flashbacks reveal how he came to stay on at Briarcliff when it was taken over by the church. A woman is convinced her daughter is evil and desperately wants to leave her young daughter Jenny at Briarcliff. Bloody Face tells Lana about his childhood - and the plans he has for her. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Lizzie Brochere is credited but doesn't appear. Chloe Sevigny is credited as Special Guest Star. See more »


Dr. Arden quotes Matthew 7:3 to the Monsignor. The language of the verse is from the NIV version, which wasn't published until 1978. This scene takes place in 1964. See more »


Monsignor Timothy Howard: Jude was right about you. You're a monster.
Dr. Arthur Arden: Why do you look for the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own?
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Nice one !
7 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The police gets a call from someone unknown and see all the people Blood face killed in the future, hanged from the ceiling. Back in the past a mother wants to leave her child in Briacliff but they do not take children, as they do not children ward. The mother thinks her child is evil but sister Jude can do nothing about it. Lana wakes up still hold hostage by by Dr. Thredson who will get away with the murders because Kit confessed to murdering his women. That is it for the episode itself.

It is very nice episode acting is done solid, dialogue is above average I have to say, the episode itself is very brutal. Even framing is done nice and editing is pretty okay. Cinematography, for example is very bright.

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