50 States Of Fright episode 4 recap – “Ball of Twine (Kansas) Part 1”

April 23, 2020
Louie Fecou 0
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This recap of 50 States of Fright episode 4, “Ball of Twine (Kansas) Part 1”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

50 States of Fright Episode 4 starts with mum and daughter on a road trip through Kansas, and we learn the death of dad has lead the pair to road trip on the lookout for a new place to live.

Daughter Amelia is sullen and moody, hooked up with earbuds to her phone, and definitely not impressed when mum stops off to visit the largest ball of twine in the world.

When they stop off, Amelia is initially unimpressed, and then the locals swoop in to interrogate mum, however, Amelia is strangely drawn to the 20,000lb ball of string, and upon entering its housing a recording explaining the origins of the oddity springs to life. Seems the project was started by a father in memory of his two daughters, but as the story unfurls, Amelia is creeped out by the distant giggling of young girls.

A line of red twine seems to appear, running through the twine, and as Amelia looks away, a hand emerges from the middle of the structure.

Suddenly Amelia is grabbed by more horrific hands from the twine and is dragged into the center of the thing, while outside her mum suddenly realizes that she has gone, and nobody has seen her leave the building. Panic ensues as she asks locals if they have seen her, but the viewer knows that Amelia has been absorbed by the twine.

Another strong first act in 50 States of Fright Episode 4, “Ball of Twine (Kansas) Part 1”, sees another in the urban legend type of tale, and I am intrigued to see what happens next.

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