Fair Haired Child
Season 1 Episode 09
Originally aired January 6, 2006
Directed by William Malone
Written by Matt Greenberg
Starring: Lori Petty, Walter Phelan, Lindsay Pulsipher, William Samples
In this story, a young blonde teenage girl is kidnapped after an older gentleman knocks her down while she is on her way home from school. He renders her unconscious and puts her in his stereotypical white panel child molester van and takes her home.
When she wakes, she makes a quick attempt at an escape but is quickly subdued and tossed down a flight of stairs into the basement. There she immediately finds a young man about her age hanging from the ceiling by a crudely fashioned noose. As she screams for help in panicked fear, she struggles to help the boy free and lower him down. She is able to do so just in time to save his life.
It is at this point when he tries to thank her that she realizes he can’t speak. He draws in the dust on the floor to communicate with her. She soon finds out a few things.
She finds out that the man who took her has a wife. She also realizes that they are this young man’s parents. What’s confusing her is why they would be keeping him in the basement too. Every once in a while, she can hear the parents talking upstairs, but can’t fully make out what they are sayin.
Later, she finds out that the parents have very specific plans for her. These plans involve replacing the son they lost. Or, bringing him back to life actually. Apparently, this involves multiple sacrifices, this young blonde girl being the last. These sacrifices are being made to what I can only assume is some sort of demonic spirit. I doubt an angelic one would require human sacrifice for anything, nor do I think an angel would guarantee to bring back the dead.
Now, that’s all I’m going to tell you. You would think that because this is only an hour-long show that I would have basically already covered it all. But there is so much more. So, you definitely need to find this and watch it.
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This was the first Masters of Horror episode I watched. I have to say, I was very impressed. Just as I love short horror stories, short horror films are fun too. They don’t take up a lot of time, they get right into the good stuff and if it happens to not really be your thing, it doesn’t last forever.
This one, however, was good. I will say that the chick who plays the mother, she was the same chick that plays Keanu Reeves girlfriend in Point Break. You know, the bug-eyed chick with the short spikey hair. Yeah. I don’t really dig her much, but her oddness was perfect for this film and her role.
I like how everything was written, how it all played out and came together. I wasn’t left with questions or disappointments. I was left with a feeling of total satisfaction and a feeling of approval to go ahead and watch more of the episodes I have on my DVR. I thought the acting was pretty solid and overall was a very good short horror film.
I think this series was am excellent idea. I think it was a great way to give horror directors and writers another way to highlight their talents without taking up so much time and money and yet, still being able to produce a worthy product for horror fans of all kinds. I truly appreciate the genius behind not only the short story writing but the filming as well. And I highly recommend this episode to get you started.
***NOTE*** Preview images were ridiculously hard to find for this episode. I do apologize for the lack of images. The trailer is still available though. Thank you for reading.