Monday, January 11, 2010

Masters of Horror: A Retrospective (Season 1, Part 2)

To continue with my quick takes regarding Season One of the Masters of Horror episodes shown on Showtime from 2005-2006:


Directed by Dario Argento

"A police officer saves the life of a hideously deformed young woman, only to find himself drawn into a web of murder and self-destruction which he finds hard to break away."

My take:  Gives "Beauty and the Beast" a whole new meaning.  Rent it!


Directed by Mick Garris

"A recently divorced young man begins experiencing the world through the senses of a woman he's never met after eating a sample of chocolate. But his quest to meet her face-to-face leads to drastic consequences."

My take:  Creepy with a strange ending.  I'll say rent it if you have absolutely nothing else better to do.


Directed by Joe Dante

"Political satire in which the reanimated corpses of soldiers killed in Iraq return in an attempt to sway the presidential election."

My take:  A fresh new look at zombies.  Rent it.


Directed by John Landis

"A police detective investigates a series of brutal murders which are committed by an ancient creature in the form of a beautiful woman whom is spawned from a Native American mythology in this horror-comedy."

My take:  Beware the words "horror comedy".   Bury this one.


Directed by John Carpenter

"A man searches for the last surviving print of a rare film that allegedly drove the only audience that ever viewed it into a fit of homicidal frenzy."

My take:  A strange little film that left me uneasy.  Rent it and see if you don't agree.

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