Masters of Horror

Showtime (ended 2007)
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  • Showtime has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of a series of one hour films. The show ran for two thirteen episode seasons from 2005-2007.

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  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Dream Cruise

    Aired 2/2/07

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    The Washingtonians

    Aired 1/26/07

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    The Black Cat

    Aired 1/19/07

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    We All Scream for Ice Cream

    Aired 1/12/07

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Right to Die

    Aired 1/5/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Weber

    Frank - "Jenifer"

  • Ethan Embry

    Bruce - "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road"

  • Norman Reedus

    Kirby Sweetman - "Cigarette Burns"

  • Henry Thomas

    Jamie - "Chocolate"

  • Bree Turner

    Ellen - "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road"

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  • Quotes (47)

    • Ellen: Where are we? Buddy: Oh, you have come home. I have been here waiting for you. Well I have been waiting for someone, I guess it might as well be you. It might be anyone really. Ellen: What is he?(about Moonface) Buddy: His face is like the moon, so beautiful. I used to call him Moonface, but he did not like that for long. He though I was making fun of him.

    • Ellen: I'm leaving you. I can't do this anymore, Bruce, I'm sorry. Bruce: Everybody is sorry for something, Ellen. I'll survive(he walks away).

    • Buddy : You see so many bad things in your life.It comes in through your eyes and sometimes your eyes lie to you and show you things you don't want to see so....he makes them go away...

    • Bruce : You've always got to expect the unexpected and do the unexpected.

    • Ellen : (looking out the window and seeing Moonface struggling to pull himself up) Hell of a night, huh, Moonface?

    • Walter: The woman upstairs was attacked by a large rat. Mr. Dombrowski: (nonchalantly) Is that what all that screaming was about? I thought something was dying. You tell her that she better keep it down, and that kid of hers too!

    • Rat: (the rat, which has a human face, is on Walter's chest) Walter! Walter! She's coming, she's coming for you... (the rat smiles)

    • Ruby: What in the name of holy god is that? Pete: She's fucking awesome and she's got a great rack for a morlock.

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    Notes (24)

    • Angus Scrimm first worked with Don Coscarelli on the low budget 1974 drama Jim, The World's Greatest. His next role for Coscarelli is his most famous, as The Tall Man in the Phantasm series.

    • Stuart Gordon's fifth H.P. Lovecraft adaptation following Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak (based on the story The Outsider), and Dagon.

    • Based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft.

    • Jonathan Tucker was in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 1974 original was directed and co-written by Tobe Hooper, the director of this episode.

    • The stars Jessica Lowndes and Ryan McDonald already knew each other before being in "Dance of the Dead."

    • Episode is based on a short story written by Richard Matheson and was adapted by his son, Richard Christian Matheson.

    • Two scenes were cut from the original cut of Jenifer. One is a more graphic shot of Jenifer performing oral sex on Steven Weber. The other is a more graphic shot of Jenifer biting on the storeowner's son's penis. The first scene runs about four second, the other about seven.

    • This episode is based on comic book written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.

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    Trivia (43)

    • When Moonface ties the young woman to the table in order to take out her eyes, it is seen that the woman's right leg is in perefct condition after previously being penetrated by that stick weilded by Ellen.

    • The song playing at the beginning and the end of the episode is "If Ever" by Gratitude.

    • Although no town or city is given for the episode's location, the license plate on Ellen's car indicates that it is set somewhere in Oregon.

    • In Richard Matheson original story of the same name, the condition is called L.U.P. (Lifeless Undead Phenomenon)-This freak of physiological abnormality was discovered during the war when, following certain germ-gas attacks, many of the dead troops were found erect and performing the spasmodic gyrations which, later, became known as the "loopy's" (L.U.P.'s) dance. The particular germ spray responsible was later distilled and is now used in carefully controlled experiments which are conducted only under the strictest of legal license and supervision.

    • The Song "We are One" by Buckethead with Serj Tankian of the album Enter The Chicken (2005), is used in this episode when Peggy arrives at the Muskeet.

    • When Frank pulls his car into the park, the viewer sees that the license plate appears to be from the province of Ontario in Canada. Considering the fact that the series is shot in British Columbia, Canada, the car might have belonged to a cast or crew member who live in Ontario and agreed to the use of his or her car.

    • In the episode, Jamie looks over a (scribbled out) copy of Stephen King's novel Desperation. Mick Garris, the director of this episode, directed the TV adaptation of the novel. Henry Thomas, who portrayed Jamie in this film, also acted in Desperation.

    • When Jamie goes and sees Catherine for the first time, he opens a glass pane door to her apartment. A camerman can be seen reflected in it.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Time Machine Pete: She's fucking awesome and she's got a great rack for a Morlock. Morlocks were the subterranean cannibalistic inhabitants encountered by the scientist inventor who travelled into time in H.G. Wells' classic 1895 novel The Time Machine.

    • When Jenifer sits down next to the girl and later eats her, it is an allusion to "Frankentstein" when he accidentally drowns the little girl. Even though this is not what Dario Argento had intended, Joe Dante discovered it after screening the movie.

    • Visual: Moonface The first time Kirby enters Bellinger's room, there is a poster with a picture of Moonface on the hallway wall. Moonface was the murderer in "Incident On and Off A Mountain Road", a previous episode of Masters of Horror.

    • Walker: I know you saw Texas Chainsaw.
      Referencing the 1974 movie directed by Tobe Hooper, and based loosely on the exploits of serial killer Ed Gein. The movie features the character "Leatherface," a hulkish killer wearing a leather mask and wielding the title chainsaw, and gave rise to subsequent sequels, remakes, and prequels. It has spawned numerous sequels and reboots.

    • Wheeler: Bye bye, Birdy
      Referencing the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie. In it, a rock star, Conrad Birdie, is leaving to serve in the Army overseas. His agent sets up a "goodbye kiss" with a teenage fan chosen at random, a kiss that will be televised nationwide. The musical was made into a movie in 1963.

    • Stacia: Can't believe I was going to shower in there. Ugh. Ree ree ree.
      Referencing Marion Crane's shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In it, Marion takes a shower and the killer enters and stabs her victim repeatedly with an overhand strike while shrill music plays repeatedly in the background.

    • It's Alive When Wheeler and Stacia find the billboard advertising the Horrible Thing, Wheeler says he's seen it and it's a two-headed baby skeleton and talks about how much baby monsters give him the creeps. This is a nod to director Larry Cohen's classic It's Alive trilogy about killer monster babies.

    • Loudspeaker: Calling Dr. Howard, calling Dr. Fine. In the hospital, you can hear an occasional page for a Dr. Howard or Dr. Fine. An obvious Three Stooges reference.

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  • Fan Reviews (26)
  • I was so looking forward to it, but in the end wondered why I had.

    By Celestra9, Dec 20, 2005

  • Great idea. Overall it's hit or miss, but it does include some real gems.

    By JasonGOrtiz, May 22, 2010

  • Each episode is an hour long, with a different horror storyline each time.

    By luckydagangsta, Jun 11, 2008

  • eew!

    By northphilly101, Jun 10, 2007

  • What a great idea.

    By farscapefanuk, Mar 14, 2007