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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

Starring: Lori Petty, Jesse Haddock, Walter Phelan, Lindsay Pulsipher, William Samples

AKA: "Masters of Horror"

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Veterini Veterini
65T3
freakman freakman
55T2
creck creck
75T7
Sunsplitter
29T2
CritickerAvg
49T5
elmakebabi elmakebabi
41T2
aurora aurora
40T3
imdb imdb
67T6
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
65T7
hotdogfarmer
93T9
barfly barfly
60T3
donquixotic
60T5
jmsenise jmsenise
75T6
Mentaculus Mentaculus
63T4
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.
stephane92 mistephane
70T7
Stain Stain
80T7
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
dhabit
70T6
HKi HKi
70T5
Diamorphoses Diamorphoses
55T3
ribcage ribcage
56T4
SeveredSick SeveredSick
69T2
Typha
60T6
Luna6ix Luna6ix
79T7
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.
lauratron lauratron
65T4
BGJ
35T4
Zeno
74T5
Coheed
40T2
Bavafreak
65T3
Onderhond
70T8
gokhanince gokhanince
23T2
Jeb Jeb
75T6
Pretty good for Masters of Horror. One of their better episodes.
djamymoon
75T4
mindheart mindheart
100T10
joseywales joseywales
75T8
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.
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
63T6
daelyte2012
5T1
DrinkMilk
40T3
Zoltan Zoltan
55T3
TJ Ximenez
40T3
mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
EvilShoe EvilShoe
65T5
blucthulhu
40T2
dzejson dzejson
66T7
KMcNeil KMcNeil
7T8
Lovecraft
70T6
wlinn751 wlinn751
83T3
jcortez702
84T5
mgroves1 mgroves1
50T4
SpokoWap SpokoWap
65T5
loserville
26T2
LoboLopez Lobo_Lopez
35T1
imdbtv
1T1
JooJoo JooJoo
4T4
Dellamorte81 Dellamorte81
89T5
seventwelve
79T6
luc luc
60T3
Falooza Falooza
75T8
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.
Monster Monster
85T8
vfxninja
60T3
tinythedogg tinythedogg
90T10
efrasiyab efrasiyab
40T1
komois
65T4
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
66T4
potatohead potatohead
74T6
jodamico jodamico
75T5
CMQuinn CMQuinn
7T6
Moribunny Moribunny
43T4
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.
undinum undinum
55T3
Katya Katya
77T8
Kojiless Kojiless
30T4
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."
kosmasp
70T6
tatasonne tatasonne
80T5
amecylia amecylia
80T8
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.
soybomb42
63T1
sweevo sweevo
80T6
SunnyOctopus SunnyOctopus
80T8
Herrguth Herrguth
55T3
Scarface Scarface
60T4
hellboy76 hellboy76
64T5
Pretty decent entry into the "Masters of Horror" series (which never seems to involve and Masters of anything).
NathanDarko NathanDarko
88T8
poltergeist poltergeist
60T5
Aaron1375
70T7
Brando Brando
45T3
slayerdoll slayerdoll
70T6
Baby_Fish Baby Fish
5T3
TripleSH TripleSH
49T4
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.
kingofjew kingofjew
76T7
Darko Vandelay1
84T9
One of the best MoH movies
itschinatown
75T5
Barkinson
30T2
Riptide0 Riptide0
68T4
Scary monster aside, I was fairly bored with this episode.
Cronos
60T6
saudade saudade
25T2
mayabelle
0T6
te18 te18
3T1
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.
soia1979
40T4
jimmyjazz
76T8
twiser
25T3
Average Tier 4.8 from 98 Rankings rss