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Masters Of Horror: The Fair-Haired Child (William Malone)

 

Picture: C+†††† Sound: B-†††† Extras: C†††† Episode: C-

 

 

The somewhat hit cable TV series Masters Of Horror continues to be a disappointment, but when a show like The Fair-Haired Child (2005) begins so idiotically (a goofy man (William Samples) abducts a young teen (Lindsay Pulsipher) for another crazy purpose) it cannot redeem itself, is even worse when there might have been a story somewhere if the show could just get over its tendency for cheap sensationalism.

 

When Lori Petty shows up in the next scene after the abduction as the teenís nurse, we know besides the crazy circumstances that it is a fake hospital and when she meets a young man (Jesse Hadock) who cannot even speak any language in the basement her captures throw her in, we know it is a trap and trick.That is the lame level in which this goofy installment from writer Matt Greenberg telegraphs everything before it happens.The ending is phony and stupid, not to mention implausible, and there is so much unresolved that this never works on any level.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 x 1 image is weaker like most of the DVD releases in this series with poor Video Black and definition issues.This one is barely more colorful than usual.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has active surrounds, but is again nothing special.Extras include trailers, stills, seven featurette bits, DVD-ROM screensaver, DVD-ROM Screenplay, text bio on Malone, behind the scenes piece, scenes from Maloneís first short film and alternate audio commentary on the episode by Malone and Greenberg.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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