Horror becomes a Family affair on April 17!
Returning from last season's Masters of Horror episode Deer Woman, director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) focuses his artistic gaze at suburbia itself - and creates one of the most critically-acclaimed episodes in Masters of Horror Season Two. On April 17th 2007, Anchor Bay Entertainment invades the tranquility of the suburbs with Family Written by Brent Hanley (Frailty) and starring sitcom star George Wendt (Norm from Cheers), Family is a film that Slasherpool.com declared "Brilliant, disturbing and refreshing." SRP for this hometown nightmare is $14.98 with a pre-book date of March 7th 2007.
Co-starring Meredith Monroe (Dawson's Creek) and Matt Keeslar (Scream 3), Family pierces the neighbors' curtains for a satiric vision of suburbia, the likes of which had not been seen since David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Harold Thompson (George Wendt) is a mild-mannered bachelor living in an idyllic, sun-drenched planned community. Unbeknownst to his neighbors, he has a skeleton in his closet - several, in fact. During the day, he happily works in the basement, stripping the flesh off his latest murder victims as he builds the "perfect" family.
When a young couple moves next door, Harold sets his sights on the sexy young wife (Meredith Monroe) as his potential new "bride." Amid the manicured lawns and white picket fences, can Harold hide his monstrous secret long enough to complete his gruesome goal?
Ever since its first airing, "Family has received some of the best reviews for the entire series. DreadCentral.com says Family "...walks the fine line between disturbing and out and out hilarious" and Bloody-Disgusting hails the film as "...one of the most fun segments in the MoH textbook."
- Skin and Bones: The Making of Family
- Terror Tracks: Mastering the Family Score
- Audio commentary featuring Writer Brent Hanley
- Original Storyboards by William David Hogan
- Still Gallery
- John Landis Bio
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
- Run Time: 58 Minutes
- Rating: Not Rated