I guess I bought this movie because I thought the picture on the cover looked cool. I know..... "don't judge a book by it's cover" well, that certainly applies to this movie. I'm always looking for a new horror flick that will scare the heck out of me and I can just keep looking. I guess the story line isn't too bad, but the acting......really,really bad ! The actors/actresses seem decent enough, maybe they were rushed through the scenes or something ?? There are some good parts, although they seem to have slipped my mind at the moment. Did I mention the bad acting? Actually, the young girl and boy(who were in the basement) did fine, well..OK. It was the mother and father that needed acting lessons, or maybe the director needed directing lessons(?) This really took away from the plot and any chance of it being scary.
This has turned out to be my favourite "Masters of Horror" episode. Compared to names like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Dario Argento, I was all "who's William Malone?" He did "House on Haunted Hill"? "Feardotcom"? Bah! Neither impressed me. How can Malone be a "Master of Horror"? And then he wowed me with this episode. It's demented, gripping and I'm drawn in completely to this story. I loved its twisted happy ending!
My son was shocked when he opened his present and it had the movie sitting in front of his eyes. He loves this movie. He has played it several times. Excellent picture and sound quality. I have not seen it but, I will sit and watch it some time. He says it is a classic horror and it is one of his favorites. Thank you Amazon for having his movie in stock.
I have been disappointed by the other "Master of Horror" films. They are neither entertaining or scary. Some are just strange and confusing. They would be great on "The Twilight Zone". "Fair Haired Child" is excellent it is scary, creepy, and it sets you up to be terrified. This has to be the best "Master of Horror" film. If you have seen the other films and have been disapointed this one will finally put a smile on your face. I love horror films and this had to be a great idea for a film. I never pictured Lori Petty in horror but I was wrong. She was perfect in this film. It was hard to believe that a 60minute film could get an awsome story across and still have the perfect mix of horror and suspense. This is a must see for all horror fans.