Okay, so, this show really impresses the hell out of me. Two seasons of quality horror? Yes please. Masters of Horror is the brainchild of Mick Garris (you might blame him for the quasi-intolerable mini-series version of The Stand about ten years back). Essentially, Famous Horror Director X is given two million bucks and an hour of film time and told to make good things happen.
In general, they succeeded beautifully, and eight of them are damn near brilliant:
- Dance of the Dead
- Cigarette Burns
- Sick Girl
- Sounds Like
- Right to Die
- The Black Cat
The rest are – for the most part anyway – still good. I can only recall three abortions (avoid Pro-Life, We All Scream for Ice-Cream, and The Screwfly Solution like they will give you Ebola.)
I made Lauren sit down and watch a bunch of these with me and she liked them. She has pretty good taste so I consider it a victory. The DVDs are in stores now, and not all that expensive. Definitely worth picking up if you are any kind of horror fan. I believe the last of Season Two will be available this month or next, and I’m looking forward to seeing ’em.