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Masters of Horror: Fair Haired Child [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GB5M2Y
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Masters Of Horror ~ Fair Haired Child

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 4 Oct. 2013
This is ANOTHER FREAK IN THE BASEMENT STORY with a twist. Tara is an outcast in her school. She is stalked, hit by a van and kidnapped. She is eventually placed in the basement and has to fight off the freak son. This is not how we want to remember Lori Petty. No bad language, sex, and very brief Polaroid nudity. Decent show, but not the best from Masters of Horror.
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By Ronda S. on 5 Feb. 2009
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Some good entries included in the MoH series. This one is superb. It contains a particularly well filmed dream sequence in black and white photography reminiscent of some of the old horror/suspense movies.
As the story unfolds it becomes clear what is going on and why, and the background behind the brutal events is very tragic, an incident leading to madness in the grieving couple who then ulitmately become responsible for the mayhem that ensues as a result of the loss they suffered. Shan't go into detail for fear of including spoilers, but if you like good horror movies then you shouldn't be too disappointed with this one.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
WOW! 19 Jan. 2007
By Madelyn Pryor - Published on Amazon.com
Wow is about all I can say, because this movie is so good it left me speechless. I watch LOTS of horror movies, read horror books, research hauntings, and even read horror comics. It takes a lot to impress me because 99 times out of 100, I've seen it before. The Fair Haired Child blew my socks off.

Not only is this movie artfully crafted and skillfully directed, the special effects are killer. Some scenes I immediately watched again, just to catch every second of the chilling graphics. The storyline is demented, twisted, and oh so evil. The acting also doesn't disappoint in the least (who doesn't love Lori Petty?) The monster of the film is grotesque and Lovecraftian. Everything here is perfection. Normally with a running time of just under an hour -in this case, 55 minutes- you might feel cheated. However, in this case, everything about the movie is so spot on you don't mind the short time. Besides, the short time means you can watch it again right away, which is what I did.

I can't recommend this movie enough. It is trite and childish to say this deserves 8 out of 5 stars, but it does. If you are a horror fan at all, please, treat yourself to a viewing of this film. You will NOT be disappointed.

Highest possible recommendations to all horror movie buffs!!!!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Some Of The True Masters Could Take Lessons From This Relative Unknown 6 Dec. 2006
By K. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
I'm not quite sure that "House on Haunted Hill" and "FeardotCom" qualified William Malone to be called a Master of Horror in the Showtime anthology series--but we'll have that debate later. Considering the uneven quality of many of the episodes, the real surprise is that Malone surpasses many of the more acclaimed directors. "The Fair-Haired Child" is definitely a solid, if not great, episode in the infuriatingly inconsistent "Masters of Horror." In fact, "Child" (considering his resume) might be Malone's most effective work yet.

The tale begins with the abduction of a young girl. Trapped by a couple, led by a gloriously deranged Lori Petty, she is locked in their basement with another child. Forming a tentative friendship with the mute boy, she eventually learns that they will be involved in some sort of ritual to bring the couple's deceased child back to life. Let's just say that they made a pact with the devil that involves child sacrifice and a rather unpleasant beastie.

The mood and atmosphere of "Child" are genuinely creepy, the performances good, and the effects are nice. The spooky ambiance and brisk pace distinguish this tale from some of the others. This certainly isn't a groundbreaking work, though. You've seen elements of this story in many other films. However, it is put together with confidence and competence. I enjoyed "The Fair-Haired Child," and would rate it at 3 1/2 star if possible. Not the best the show had to offer--but far, far, far from the worst. KGHarris, 12/06.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
ANOTHER FREAK IN THE BASEMENT STORY 10 Sept. 2010
By The Movie Guy - Published on Amazon.com
This is ANOTHER FREAK IN THE BASEMENT STORY with a twist. Tara is an outcast in her school. She is stalked, hit by a van and kidnapped. She is eventually placed in the basement and has to fight off the freak son. This is not how we want to remember Lori Petty. No bad language, sex, and very brief Polaroid nudity. Decent show, but not the best from Masters of Horror.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good tale rooted in family values and the price of love 30 Jan. 2007
By Molly C. - Published on Amazon.com
Distraught father Anton and mother Judith (played by Lori Petty of Tank Girl fame) try to resurrect their dead son by sacrificing a young girl to a demon.

The film opens with young Tara being teased in school, riding her bike home, then getting kidnapped by a man in a van. I could only imagine the fears this scene would conjure up in any parent. After Tara wakes up, she tries to call her mom for help explaining that she has been drugged, kidnapped, and hospitalized in another state to which her mom casually replies, "Can I call you back later?" Malone directs a surprisingly restrained tale of suffering considering his previous outings included, which was oddly gratuitous and devoid of meaning. Fair-Haired Child is a touching story of a mother so heartbroken she is pushed to desperate lengths, a rebellious teen that betrays the ones that love him, and a kidnapped girl that no one notices is missing. The story is a simple one with a nice twist ending and pleasantly reminded me of the old Twilight Zone series.

The mood and atmosphere are great with many scenes set to classical music. There are black & white scenes that represent the dark doings of the parents and the little blonde girl looking up from the bloody bathtub through the hole in the basement looks like a lost Alice after falling through the rabbit hole.

On a side note, I thought it a curious gesture to add Malone to the list of "Masters of Horror". He did a few low budget creature flicks, followed by the good House on Haunted Hill remake, which was followed by the very bad. I think this TV episode is one of the highlights of his resume now. Another interesting thing I noticed is that while many of the directors chose to push the limits in their episodes, this one seemed tame in comparison and yet was still quite good. Unfortunately, it did not get much attention, as it was not controversial like many of the others.

The 55 minute TV show is presented with a 1.77:1 ratio aspect, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Surround Sound 2.0. The creature looked awesome with the stand out image being the aftermath of Tara after confronting the Fair-Haired Child.

Favorite Quote: Anton, "Nietzsche said anything done out of love is beyond good and evil. We're not evil. I still love you Judith." DVD Extras: Interviews with Director & Cast, Commentary, Behind-the-Scenes, Trailers, Stills, Malone's Bio, and the Screenplay on DVD-ROM.

Bottom Line: Good tale rooted in family values and the price of love. Minimal gore and scares, but well told and acted nonetheless.

Rating: 7/10

by Molly Celaschi
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not Much of Anything 3 May 2011
By Eric Sanberg - Published on Amazon.com
This isn't bad. It isn't good. It just isn't much of anything. When you look at the director Malone's history, there's really nothing that sticks out as being exceptional and this is more of the same.

Here's the scoop. A young girl who is an outsider at school (a point which seems to have no baring on the story) is kidnapped, drugged and wakes up in a basement. She finds she has a male roommate who is hanging from a noose. She rescues him and the two set out to try and escape. She soon realizes he's integral to the problem in that mom and dad need to kill 12 girls to bring sonny permanently back to life after an accidental drowning. She's the 12th victim.

This is OK. Laurie Petty does a fine job as the mom. I didn't much care for dad's performance and the two young folk do a decent job in their rolls. The creature that sonny transforms into is genuinely creepy and is the highlight of the proceedings. Somehow this all seemed too familiar and the ending was just so-so. The camerawork, editing, sound and directing aren't bad, but they don't aspire to any new heights.

At a merciful 55 minutes long it won't tax your patience but don't approach this as being anything more than a mild diversion.
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