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A young couple moves into their new house, and encounter a neighbor, an apparently normal man who works from home, who is not who he seems. When they are invited over to his house for dinner, will they be able to survive the experience?

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Airdate: Friday November 03rd, 2006

Director: John Landis
Writer: Brent Hanley

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
George WendtGeorge Wendt
As Harold Thompson
Meredith MonroeMeredith Monroe
As Celia Fuller
Matt KeeslarMatt Keeslar
As David Fuller
Haley GuielHaley Guiel
As Sarah

Co-Guest Stars
John B. ScottJohn B. Scott
As Grandpa
Nancy WhyteNancy Whyte
As Grandma
Emily TennantEmily Tennant
As Teenage Blonde Girl
Emily HopeEmily Hope
As Teenage Punk Girl
Aleita NortheyAleita Northey
As Teenage Sad Girl
Frances FlanaganFrances Flanagan
As Housewife
Donald R. MintzDonald R. Mintz
As Interior George Wendt


In a quiet suburban home in a quiet suburban neighborhood, Harold Thompson is working his basement workshop. He dons a gas mask and then starts pouring acid over an elderly man's corpse, removing the flesh. An alarm goes off and Harold apologizes to "Dad," and takes a break for lunch. He notices a young couple moving in next door and they cheerfully wave to him. Back inside, Harold takes a lunch tray upstairs where he chats with his wife Jane and daughter Sarah: skeletons that he has dressed up and believes are alive...

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Episode Quotes
(Harold hallucinating)
Grandma: I'm going to be such a good mother to you. Better than that lousy whore who gave birth to you ever was.
Harold: Mother! You shouldn't talk that way. It's not dignified.
Grandma: I'm sorry, honey. I just get so angry when I think of all she's done to you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMick Garris
Executive ProducerMick Garris  |  John Hyde  |  Morris Berger  |  Steve Brown (1)  |  Andrew Deane  |  Keith Addis
ProducerLisa Richardson  |  Tom Rowe
Co-ProducerAdam Goldworm  |  Ben Browning
Associate ProducerSteve Best
CastingStuart Aikins  |  Sean Cossey
Line ProducerPascal Verschooris
Music SupervisorJennifer Ross
Costume DesignerLyn Kelly
Post Production SupervisorSally Dixon
OtherEdward Shearmur (Main Title Theme)  |  Howard Berger (Special Effects Make Up)  |  Gregory Nicotero (Special Effects Make Up)
Director of PhotographyAttila Szalay
Stunt CoordinatorJim Dunn
Visual Effects SupervisorLee Wilson
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