Masters of Horror

Season 1 Episode 3

Dance of the Dead

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Nov 11, 2005 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions