Saturday, January 5, 2013

MoH: 202: Family (2006)

Director: John Landis

Starring: George Wendt, Meredith Monroe, Matt Keeslar, Haley Guiel, Kerry Sandomirsky, John B. Scott

More info: IMDb

Plot: Harold is a seemingly peaceful neighbor in a quiet Midwestern neighborhood, but underneath, he's a murderous psychopath who sets his eyes on a couple that have moved in across the street.


My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

I've always liked George Wendt but he usually played the lovable fat guy.  This is the first time I've ever seen him do something different and dramatic. This episode is a really black comedy but it straddles that very thin line between tragedy and comedy.  He's fucking good.  The scenes where he talks to his "family" are really well-handled.  His relationship with his new found friends takes a REALLY kickass turn at the end that was the perfect cap to this excellent episode.  It's ones like this that make this series, despite its missteps, well worth watching.

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