All posts in the 'Masters of Horror' category


“Masters of Horror” Becomes “Fear Itself”.

Remember a few months ago when Lionsgate acquired the rights to a third season of "Masters of Horror" at the same time that Showtime revealed they would not be optioning a third season? Looks like Lionsgate finally found a new home at the peacock.  NBC will be airing 13 episodes of the newly retitled "Fear […]

Review: Masters of Horror: Pelts

Directed by Dario Argento, 2006Written by Matt Venne, F. Paul Wilson If you talk Italian horror you talk first and foremost of Argento and Fulici.  I confess that of the twenty odd films and television episodes that Dario Argento has directed, I’ve seen exactly 3 – and two of those are "Masters of Horror" episodes.  […]

Review: Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

Directed by Brad Anderson (2006)Written by Brad Anderson based off Mike O’Driscoll‘s short story Brad Anderson – the guiding hand behind Session 9 and The Machinist – has seemingly developed a crush on showing middle aged men in increasing states of mental disrepair.  If it weren’t for his television work on shows with continuity linked […]

Review: Masters of Horror: Family

Directed by John LandisWritten by Brent Hanley John Landis’ sophomore "Masters" entry is, thus far, the best of the series.  I’d even go so far as to say that Family is the best thing the director has been involved with in excess of two decades. The elegant opening shot planted a wicked smile on my […]

Review: Masters of Horror: The Damned Thing

Directed by Tobe Hooper, 2006Written by Richard Christian Matheson The previous team up of R.C. Matheson and Tobe Hooper resulted in Dance of the Dead, what many (present company included) considered the worst episode of Masters’ first season.  I fell asleep during it. It is with a clear conscious that I feel obligated to inform […]

Masters of Horror Season 2 Airdates

While the director lineup etc has been known for a while now, Showtime has finally, officially confirmed the airing order and dates for the second season of Masters of Horror.  Well, for the most part: Masters Of Horror: The Damned Thing (Tobe Hooper) 10/27/2006 Masters Of Horror: Family (John Landis) 11/3/2006 Masters Of Horror: The […]

Official Masters of Horror Season 2 Lineup, Plots Etc.

Below is the official press release from Anchor Bay/IDT that details each episode, it’s director, writer, cast etc.  Some of ‘em sound pretty good, like Joe Dante’s, John Carpenter’s, Dario Argento’s, and Brad Anderson’s.  Then again, some of ‘em are pretty bland: Ernest Dickerson’s, Mick Garris’, Stuart Gordon’s (despite the Poe origins). Anyways, give it […]

DVD Review: Incident On And Off A Mountain Road

Damn did Anchor Bay really pack these Masters of Horror DVDs with some very worth while features.  Counting the running time of the commentary tracks, of which there are two, there are over 3 hours of special features here: Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) Commentary by Writer/Director Don […]

I Wasn’t Making News Up!

They call me piggy because I’m so bank. This morning, only 16 days after I announced it, Dread Central got wind that the one and only Ron Perlman is the lead in John Carpenter’s Masters of Horror episode, Pro-Life, which is actually filming right now. Now if only there were some news on the Del […]

Masters of Horror Fantasy Line Up

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:

Masters of Horror Season 2 Lineup

I keep meaning to write reviews for all of the episodes of season one, but until then, here’s the heads up on Season 2. Seven directors are returning, three new vets are signed on (including Brad Anderson, a favorite of this site), with three spots left to fill out the 13 episode series. All around […]

Masters of Horror: Imprint

When the Masters of Horror anthology was announced, I don’t think there was a single genre fan who wasn’t going apeshit with anticipation. Now that the first season is almost over, there was almost no reason to be so excited. Don Coscareli and Dario Argento were the only two who really showed what is up. […]


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