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The Fair-Haired Child (2006)
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Summary: A warlock couple abduct a young teenage girl to sacrifice her to a mysterious and evil entity as an offering to resurrect their long-dead boy. (imdb)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Directed By: William Malone
Written By: Matt Greenberg
AKA: "Masters of Horror"
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na Monster
85
T8
na Lovecraft
70
T6
na mistephane
70
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na loserville
26
T2
na ZombieBuffet
65
T7
na mightysparks
60
T7
na Dellamorte81
89
T5
na jodamico
75
T5
na Veterini
65
T3
na undinum
55
T3
na jimmyjazz
76
T8
na ribcage
56
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na CritickerAvg
49
T5
na Cronos
60
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na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na CMQuinn
7
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na kingofjew
76
T6
na vfxninja
60
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na Yeah
25
T2
na itschinatown
75
T5
na NathanDarko
88
T8
na mindheart
100
T10
na Falooza
75
T8
I wasn't expecting much from this episode since no one ever seems to mention it (when discussing Masters of Horror), but I was pleasantly surprised. The house was breathtaking and the story was decent. Its definitely safe to say this is one of the better episodes.
na sweevo
80
T6
na Herrguth
55
T3
na Brando
45
T3
na Bavafreak
65
T3
na Baby Fish
5
T3
na Stain
80
T7
William Malone is not what I'd call a "Master of Horror" by a long shot... which is all the more reason I am pleasantly surprised by this one. The monsters we do see are a little silly, but the monster we don't... and the more human monsters we do see... make up for them. A truly unsettling and all too believable tale, right down to the really not terribly "happy" ending
na NightGoat72
80
T7
na jmsenise
75
T6
na barfly
60
T3
na Vandelay1
84
T9
One of the best MoH movies
na Luna6ix
79
T7
the "fair-hair child" is actually one of the most genuinely creepy monsters in modern horror, and the plot is much better than most of the masters of horror episodes (ie. "pelts"--yeah i know, it's BAD). it's too bad that malone couldn't fill the mere hour he had with some more action, that really does damage to what this could have been.
na tomelce
3
T1
As directed by the "master of horror" behind fear dot com, The Fair Haired Child is a work of utter mindlessness -- easily the worst entry into the Masters of Horror series -- rich in leaps in logic, atrocious one-liners and abysmal acting, but woefully devoid of scares or interest. Only the design of its chosen monster is worth a look. The rest is worryingly close to the pits.
na gokhanince
23
T1
na DrinkMilk
40
T3
na hotdogfarmer
93
T9
na Lobo_Lopez
35
T1
na lauratron
65
T4
na Typha
60
T6
na IMDb-byvotes
66
T4
na soia1979
40
T4
na imdb
67
T6
na JooJoo
4
T4
na dzejson
66
T7
na tinythedogg
90
T10
na mgroves1
50
T4
na TripleSH
49
T4
While well crafted, it really isn't one of the better Masters of Horror episodes. If you plan on watching the whole series, then definitely watch this, because you have to to watch the whole series, but otherwise, you can skip it.
na komois
65
T4
na TJ Ximenez
40
T3
na Riptide0
68
T4
Scary monster aside, I was fairly bored with this episode.
na jacobb1313
63
T5
I enjoyed it, despite how dumb some of the logic jumps are. I like the fact the episode stays away from all-out action, gore, and nudity, and at least tries to tell a good story. While failing in some respects, it's still admirable.
na seventwelve
79
T6
na elmakebabi
41
T2
na Scarface
60
T4
na KMcNeil
7
T8
na twiser
25
T3
na Sunsplitter
29
T2
na creck
75
T7
na soybomb42
63
T1
na Zeno
74
T5
na aurora
40
T3
na tatasonne
80
T5
na EvilShoe
65
T5
na Diamorphoses
55
T3
na mCihhh
10
T1
na wlinn751
83
T3
na Zoltan
55
T3
na SpokoWap
65
T5
na Jeb
75
T6
Pretty good for Masters of Horror. One of their better episodes.
na slayerdoll
70
T6
na luc
60
T3
na Barkinson
30
T2
na amecylia
80
T7
I class this as one of the better "Masters of Horror" films. I found it sufficiently creepy and engaging. The story was decent and I quite liked the ending.
na HKi
70
T5
na mayabelle
0
T6
na Kojiless
65
T4
The moral of the story? Er... I'm glad my mom's not a drunk? I can just imagine the Masters of Horror board room when they were discussing the episode - Exec: "I like the concept, but there isn't any nudity." Director: "But I don't feel--" Exec: "Nudity." Director: "But I--" Exec: "Nuuudity." Director: "But--" Exec: "Nudity!" Director: "Alright, alright. Will a picture of naked women found in a cursed book work?" Exec: "Definitely."
na dhabit
70
T6
na blucthulhu
40
T2
na hellboy76
64
T5
Pretty decent entry into the "Masters of Horror" series (which never seems to involve and Masters of anything).
na BGJ
35
T4
na poltergeist
60
T5
na donquixotic
60
T9
na Katya
77
T8
na joseywales
75
T8
Pretty damn good as far as the Masters of Horror series goes. Visually reminiscent of Malone's "House on Haunted Hill" remake with expressionist camera angles and lighting, and that jerky monster movement that so many people fear.
na potatohead
74
T6
na freakman
55
T2
na Coheed
40
T2
na jcortez702
84
T5
na Moribunny
43
T4
The "Masturbators of Horror" series is mainly a reminder of how lacking the genre is in real quality writers. This particular specimen, while not even close to intelligent storytelling, is not quite as stupid as most of the others. It certainly helps that the acting, makeup and music here are really good. I wouldn't call it a good movie but I actually rather enjoyed it.
na efrasiyab
40
T1
na demirtas
3
T6
Average Tier 4.83 from 93 Rankings rss