is your typical high school outcast. Bumped in the halls, laughed at
the chalk board, and one who dreams of things beyond the four walls of
a school house.
While riding her bike home Tara is kidnapped and thrown into a deep
basement pit. Slowly she begins to realize her unbelievable fate from
markings and scratchings on the walls. She is to be offered as a
sacrifice to a terrible monster to fulfill a pact made with the forces
contribution to the Master's of Horror series, Fair Haired Child's creepy DVD cover
is the original snare for many seeking an exciting thrill ride. Boldly
showing the appearance of the creature, I had no choice but to give
this movie a try.
The first 30 minutes of the film is borderline flawless. The
cinematography was excellent, the direction thoughtful, and the pace
building. I was beginning to doubt all the claims about Masters of
Horror being for the birds. Have they missed this "so far so good"
As the film marches on and the main actress starts talking I begin to
feel the slip into suckiness. Tara begins to drive me crazy with her
outer monologue and obvious exclamations.
playing one of the kidnappers was a huge and almost pleasant surprise. I hadn't seen or heard form her since In The Army Now
As always her stoic and unusual beauty was interesting enough for the
film. Her short hair and pale narrow face was perfect for the role. Her
dialog though was read as if she responding to Pauly Shore
The creature was cool in concept. They tried real hard to be different
and that is obvious and note worthy. With the popular jerky stop motion
movements the creature is cool for about the first 2 minutes before
quickly getting tired and uninteresting.
I would say the writing is the films weak point. As written above the
film starts off great but as the story builds we lose all momentum and
interest. A cool baseline but a forced follow through.