Fear Itself (2008–2009)
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Family Man 

A prisoner must protect his family when he inadvertently switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience.


Ronny Yu


Mick Garris (creator), Daniel Knauf




Episode cast overview:
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
Colin Ferguson ... Dennis Mahoney
Josie Davis ... Kathy Mahoney (as Josie Rebecca Davis)
Stephen Lobo ... John Amir
Brent Stait ... Deputy / Guard Toomey
Nicole Leduc ... Courtney Mahoney
Gig Morton ... Sean Mahoney
Michael St. John Smith ... Sheriff Weller
Terence Kelly ... Reverend
Tyler Playford Tyler Playford
Roberta Mauer-Phillips Roberta Mauer-Phillips
Mieko Ouchi Mieko Ouchi
Chris Aanderson
Jodi Stecyk Jodi Stecyk
Patricia Darbasie Patricia Darbasie ... EMS Tech


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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Release Date:

19 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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face off
18 May 2010 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

The director from Freddy vs Jason gives us the first episode of Fear Itself really worth watching. The editing is sometimes special, and the story line works. Oh yes, I stated it in the summary as face off, everybody knows that movie, because it reminded me of the basics of that movie. After a car accident two bodies transform into each other by which I mean. The body and face stays the same only the character of the other person changes, the killer becomes the dad and visa versa. Again, no gore appears but this time the red stuff flows on a regular base and that gives us satisfaction like in the Masters Of Horror series. Let me say, you don't have to see blood to have a horror but then you will have to get the creeps. Also you can see were it's going but I can say that that will be the main issue in Fear Itself, it's all predictable. But this one never bored and worked out fine.

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