Sticking with the 13 episode, hour long format, this is my fantasy team of Masters directors. The only qualifiers were that they had to be alive and still be at least slightly active:
Credentials: The Fly, The Dead Zone, Videodrome, Shivers, Rabid
Reason: Because he's Cronenberg, and no one can match Cronenberg's eye for horrorific biology.
Credentials: Halloween, The Fog, In The Mouth of Madness, The Thing, Christine, Prince of Darkness, Village of the Damned, Vampires, Ghosts of Mars, "Body Bags", Cigarette Burns
Reason: Carpenter is a godfather of the genre and has single handedly had more influence on modern horror than any other director.
Credentials: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep
Reason: Incident was the highlight of season 1 of Masters. Plus it doesn't hurt that he can delicately balance humor and endearment with dread.
Credentials: The Dead Anthology, The Crazies, Martin, Creepshow
Reason: The Crazies has one of the coolest openings ever. He invented the modern zombie. And he's proven that he can do more episodic material.
Reason: Because Frailty is just that cool and Bill Paxton is really underrated.
Credentials: Gremlins 1 + 2, Piranha, The Howling, "Amazing Stories", "The Twighlight Zone"
Reason: Dante can tap the energy of the genre like no other.
Credentials: Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Reason: The Hills Have Eyes is the best horror flick of the past decade. I think Aja is the best hope for future feature length horror, so I'd love to see what he can do with just an hour.
Credentials: "Tales From the Crypt", "Amazing Stories", What Lies Beneath
Reason: He was one of the producers of "Tales" from the get go, as well as director of some of the best episodes. Not to mention he's one of the most technically accomplished directors of our time.
Credentials: "Tales From the Crypt"
Reason: Same Tales credentials as Zemeckis, plus he's a great story teller.
Credentials: Audition, IZO, One Missed Call, Imprint, Visitor Q
Reason: A true auteur and one of the most exciting directors working in any genre today.
Credentials: Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, "Tales From the Crypt"
Reason: Fred Dekker is the shit. End of discussion.
Credentials: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Reason: Between "Buffy", "Firefly", Serenity and "Angel", Whedon is one of the best storytellers alive and is well versed in the language of those wacky moving pictures. He's conquered the epic series, so I'd love to see what he can do with a stand alone short.
Credentials: Cabin Fever, Hostel
Reason: Even though I give the man a lot of shit, I do have faith in him and I think for now he'd do good sticking to something short and sweet like MOH.