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Masters of Horror is a Showtime original series. The series ran for two seasons and featured thirteen different episodes per season. Each episode was one hour in length and featured a different story line.

Showtime put together a number of the biggest names in horror story writing and directing to create this series show. Each episode is directed by a different famous horror director. Some famous directors works include John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.

In addition to famous names involved with directing these episodes, well known actors also participated in this series. One name known for horror that appears in the episode Dance of the Dead is Robert Englund. This story centers around the few people in a small town who survived nuclear fall out. The towns entertainment consists of the reanimated corpses of their family and friends as they dance on stage at a local club.

Another television notable actor who appears in the episode entitled Family is George Wendt, who is most known for his role in the television series Cheers. In this story a young couple learns that their seemingly normal next door neighbor isn't all that he appears to be. His family is actually a group of skeletons that he dresses up and talks to and in his mind they talk back to him.

Other notable actors for the series include Micheal Ironside, Christopher Lloyd, and Chris Bauer. Story lines include traditional horror elements such as zombies, vampires and demons. Other more twisted tales touch on the psychological and scientific. Serial killers and parasites play with the lives of many in these horror episodes. Twists and turns in the stories leave the viewer guessing as to the outcome of the episode. Who if anyone will survive?

Masters of Horror is made for adult viewers. This series is rated restricted due to content. Some subject matter that viewers may find disturbing include blood and gore, nudity and violence. This show is not intended for young viewers.

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Fridays at 10:00 pm on Showtime
2 Seasons, 26 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
Horror & Suspense
7.3/10
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  • Daniel Gillies of SPIDER-MAN 2 and 3 stars as an American attorney in Japan whose childhood trauma has left him with a crippling fear of the ocean. But when he begins a dangerous affair with the wife of a wealthy client, a sunset boat trip will reveal the violence and vengeance that waits just below the surface. How do you unleash the horrific ghosts of everyone's past? Just add water!Ryo Ishibashi of AUDITION and THE GRUDGE co-stars in this creepy shocker adapted from the short story by legendary Japanese horror novelist K??ji Suzuki ? creator of DARK WATER and THE RING/RINGU series ? where the ultimate nightmares come to life aboard a DREAM CRUISE.

  • What if everything we believe about our sacred icons of American history turned out to be a complete lie? Suppose, for example, that The Father Of Our Country was actually a blood-crazed cannibal? Jonathon Schaech and Saul Rubinek star in this gruesome tale about the discovery of a Revolutionary War artifact that proves George Washington's famed wooden teeth hungered for more than just liberty. How far will a group of homicidal historians now go to keep a hero's grisly legacy alive? Would our government deliberately hide the truth to cover-up the meat of the matter? A feast of answers ? complete with huge helpings of human carnage ? will all be served at the final banquet of THE WASHINGTONIANS.

  • "Perversity," wrote Edgar Allan Poe, is "the human thirst for self torture." Jeffrey Combs of RE-ANIMATOR fame delivers an electrifying performance as the legendary writer driven to debt and drunken folly by a world cruelly indifferent to his poetry. But is it his beloved wife's agonizing death by consumption or her deranged pet feline that will soon trigger the scribe's most ghastly acts of madness? Director Stuart Gordon and longtime collaborator Dennis Paoli (RE- ANIMATOR, DAGON, CASTLE FREAK) co-wrote this grisly exploration of horror fiction's dark genius, condemned to a living hell of illusion, insanity and beyond by THE BLACK CAT.

  • William Forsythe of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS stars as Buster The Clown, a mentally challenged man who sells ice cream his Cheery Tyme truck until a cruel prank by a bunch of neighborhood boys goes horrifically wrong. A generation later they're all grown men with families, but the crime of their past may now be trolling for their children: Buster and his truck have returned for sweet revenge, and every frozen treat will bring its own taste of Hell. Lee Tergesen (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING) co-stars in this tasty chiller adapted by ?splatterpunk' writer David J Schow (PICK ME UP) from the short story by best-selling author John Farris (THE FURY).

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