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MASTERS OF HORROR: FAMILY
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: John Landis

Starring:
George Wendt
Meredith Monroe
Matt Keeslar

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
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Overall:  
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What's it about
John Landis presents a tale of suburbia- one where all is not what it seems. George Wendt plays Harold, a friendly bachelor who greets a new couple, Celia and David, welcoming them into the neighborhood. Unfortunately, Harold is a psychopath who has created his own family by boiling the skin off of innocent victims, and dressing them accordingly.
Is it good movie?
I have to admit, Family is another strong entry into the Masters of Horror series. It's simple, really. I love horror that's a bit tongue-in-cheek while staying nasty, and the more twisted, the better.

George Wendt, who's no stranger to Horror (House, anyone?) is in top form as the creepy psychopath with a Gacy-like feel to him. He's so subtle with his character, and when the time comes for a bit of the nasty, his expression doesn't really change, which makes his character that much more insane. Matt Keeslar and Meredith Monroe are also excellent as Celia and David, the new young couple who have moved into the neighborhood to re-start their family, having lost a past child to disease.

The plot is simple, but has a few twists and turns. When Harold slowly begins to move in towards Celia, the viewer can sense the disturbance from a mile away, and this heightens tension. The movie's also quite funny, plenty of black humor is packed into the script, which I also enjoyed. Finally, the ending comes as quite a surprise, which I must admit, I didn't see coming.

Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
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Last Call
I'll keep this short, and simple. If Masters of Horror keeps putting out episodes like this, i'll keep watching them. Almost like a modern-day Tales of the Crypt, this mini-movie was right up my alley. Find out when it's going to be broadcasted next, or pick it up on DVD when it's released!
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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