Fear Itself (2008–2009)
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In Sickness and in Health 

A bride receives a mysterious note on her wedding day, warning her that she is about to wed a serial killer.


John Landis


Mick Garris (creator), Victor Salva




Episode cast overview:
Maggie Lawson ... Samantha the Bride
James Roday Rodriguez ... Carlos the Groom (as James Roday)
Marshall Bell ... Carlos' Uncle Bob
Sonja Bennett ... Ruthie
William B. Davis ... Father Chris
Christie Laing ... Kelly
Tom Lim Tom Lim ... Alan (as Tommy Lim)
Brendan Hunter Brendan Hunter ... Steven
Emersen Vekved Emersen Vekved ... Flower Girl
Mitchell Cole Verenka Mitchell Cole Verenka ... Ring Bearer


A person's wedding should be the happiest event in their life. Not so for one bride who receives a note shortly before the wedding saying the person she is marrying is a serial killer. With the wedding in full swing, she must make a choice to believe the note or to pass it off as a stupid prank. But when she notices her groom acting rather odd, she wonders if there is truth behind the note's mortifying words. Written by bioguyver43

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At the time of this episode's production and airing, Maggie Lawson and James Roday, who played the newly-married couple, were in a relationship in real-life. They concurrently acted together in Psych (2006) and would share a small scene in Gamer (2009) a year later. See more »

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no fear
20 May 2010 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Ahaa, the first episode with a real big name as director. John Landis. The man who gave us An American Werewolf In London. But to be straight, this isn't another masterpiece. Sad but true, it is just a story about nothing at all. This is my forth effort into Fear Itself and so far I haven't seen anything that could compare with Masters Of Horror. it starts of pretty well, you know, just before marriage you receive an anonymous letter concerning your partner. Here it is stated, the one you are going to marry is a serial killer. So for 38 minutes it's all about being frightened about the marriage, and confronting your partner with the letter. But nothing scary really happens on screen, even as Landis tried to trick us, again, no fear is used. There is no blood in this episode. Oh yes, when we see the dead bodies it is a bit bloody but it is too late. 38 minutes were unused to give us the creeps. The sudden plot change is okay but doesn't work, you will figure out why. The whole Fear Itself remind me of Hammer House of Horrors, the series, were there was also a plot change. But in those series something happened in between. Sad to see that were Landis gave us real horror in Masters of Horror, failed in all ways in Fear Itself.

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Release Date:

26 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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1.78 : 1
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