Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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The Washingtonians 

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.


Peter Medak


Mick Garris (creator), Richard Chizmar (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Carter Caroline Carter ... Hitch Hiker
Julia Tortolano ... Amy Franks
Venus Terzo ... Pam Franks
Johnathon Schaech ... Mike Franks
Myron Natwick ... Samuel Madison III
Esme Lambert Esme Lambert ... Nancy Arnold
Abraham Jedidiah Abraham Jedidiah ... Jared Barkish
Patrick Keating ... Minister
Wendy Donaldson Wendy Donaldson ... Chubby Waitress
Nathan Clark Nathan Clark ... Deputy #1
Daniel Cudmore ... Deputy #2
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... George Washington
Joel Wirkkunen Joel Wirkkunen ... Washingtonian #1
Chris Kalhoon ... Washingtonian #2
Ian Carter ... Washingtonian #3


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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26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »


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Performed by Venus Terzo and Julia Tortolano
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The Washingtonians .
23 July 2007 | by causeiwantto2001See all my reviews

If there is one thing that freaks me out, even at the age of 28, it's southern old people! I felt shot back to being a small child, watching Poltergeist 2 with Jullian Beck and Zelda Rubeinstien. The lawyer is as close as I have come to feeling that creeped out, since the 80's. I got over Freddy, and Jason, still alittle fear when a Halloween sequel pops up, but to this day, the vision of Jullian Beck playing Kane still spooks me out, and I must do a scan of the room I am in! The Washingtonians seems to have that effect on me, and it really took me back to that time. The Masters of Horror series has some real gems, and this episode has left that impression on me.

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