Heads up; FEARnet online and OnDemand is now host to the NBC spinoff of “MASTERS OF HORROR”, “FEAR ITSELF”. Not that the show was amazing, but I am always in support of televised, non-serialized horror. The schedule is posted below and looks to include only the episodes that already aired over the summer. I could be wrong, but I think there are still 6 episodes that never broadcast…
I’d recommend “EATER”, Stuart Gordon’s ep, and also Brad Anderson’s “SPOOKED” if you’re grasping for time occupiers. I’ll try to remember to remind everyone when it comes around, but “FAMILY MAN”, the only great episode of the series, won’t be available until January 15th.
Title: “Eater” (currently available)
Director: Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Stephen R. Hart, Russell Hornsby, Pablo Schreiber, Stephen Lee
Summary: A rookie police officer must spend a night in the precinct guarding a serial killer nicknamed “The Eater.” When the other cops start acting bizarre, she suspects that no one is who they seem.
Title: “Spooked” (currently available)
Director: Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist)
Stars: Eric Roberts, Jack Noseworthy, Cynthia Watros, Larry Gilliard Jr.
Summary: While on a stakeout in a haunted house, a private eye confronts the demons of his past.
Title: “Skin and Bones” (currently available)
Director: Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Wendigo)
Stars: Doug Jones, Gordon Tootoosis
Summary: After being lost in the woods for days, a cattle herder returns home to his family — possessed by an evil creature.
Title: “New Year’s Day” (available 12/18)
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera)
Stars: Briana Evigan, Cory Monteith, Niall Matter
Summary: A young woman wakes up to find herself in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies.
Title: “Community” (available 12/24 on the web, 1/1/09 OnDemand)
Director: Mary Harron (American Psycho)
Stars: Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby, John Billingsley, Bonita Friedericy
Summary: A young married couple discovers that the seemingly perfect neighborhood they just moved into has a dark side in which their neighbors go to extremes to ensure that they conform to the warped sense of community.
Title: “In Sickness and in Health” (1/2/09 on Web, 1/1 OnDemand)
Director: John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Stars: Maggie Lawson, James Roday, Christie Laing, Sonja Bennett, Marshall Bell
Summary: On her wedding day, a bride receives a mysterious note that reads, “The person you are marrying is a serial killer.”
Title: “Family Man” (available 1/15/09)
Director: Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky)
Stars: Colin Ferguson, Clifton Collins Jr., Josie Davis, Gig Morton, Nicole Leduc
Summary: A family man switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience and must fight from behind bars to save his family from becoming the next victims.
Title: “The Sacrifice” (available 1/8/09)
Director: Breck Eisner (remakes of Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Crazies)
Stars: Jeffrey Pierce, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Martines, Rachel Miner, Mircea Monroe
Summary: Four criminals trapped inside an old, abandoned fort discover that it’s inhabited by a trio of attractive sisters with a deadly secret.