Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror

  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (11,419)

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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Dream Cruise
13. Dream Cruise
February 2, 2007
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.
The Washingtonians
12. The Washingtonians
January 26, 2007
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.
The Black Cat
11. The Black Cat
January 19, 2007
"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.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
10. We All Scream for Ice Cream
January 12, 2007
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).
Right to Die
9. Right to Die
January 5, 2007
Late at night on a lonely country road, Cliff Addison (Martin Donovan of THE DEAD ZONE and WEEDS) and his wife Abby are involved in a fiery car wreck that leaves Cliff unhurt and his wife hideously burned. As Abby lies comatose, kept alive only by life support, her charred spirit seeks vengeance on those who profit from her plight including a slick attorney (Corbin Bernsen). Amidst a storm of angry relatives and pushy reporters, a controversial issue is about to take a horrific turn: Even if Cliff can now find a way to keep his wife alive, will a monstrous secret condemn him to a living hell forever?
Valerie on the Stairs
8. Valerie on the Stairs
October 21, 2006
It is called Highberger House, a place for unpublished writers to live and work without distractions while they continue to pile up rejection letters. But this building is haunted by more than just the specter of failed authors: There is the ghost of a beautiful woman in the hallways who cries out in fear and desire. And there is a beast in the walls that owns her body and soul, and now fiends for the blood of his creators. Christopher Lloyd, Tyron Leitso (HOUSE OF THE DEAD), and Tony Todd (CANDYMAN) star in this sexually charged shocker adapted from the story by Clive Barker about doomed dreams, rotted imaginations and the horrific secret that has given life to VALERIE ON THE STAIRS.
The Screwfly Solution
7. The Screwfly Solution
December 8, 2006
It begins with a terrifying rash of isolated homicides Around the world, normal male sexual urges have suddenly transformed into violent rage. Now a pair of scientists (Jason Priestley and Elliott Gould) are in a desperate race against time to figure out how ? and why ? the war between the sexes has turned murderous. Is a mysterious virus making every red-blooded man a potential lady-killer? Kerry Norton (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) costars in this graphic and provocative shocker written by Sam Hamm (BATMAN, HOMECOMING) from the award-winning short story by James Tiptree Jr.
Pelts
6. Pelts
December 1, 2006
Meat Loaf Aday stars as Jake Feldman, a shorttempered furrier struggling to build a small-time business while being tormented by his obsession for a sexy stripper. But when a sadistic backwoods trapper (John Saxon of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and Argento's TENEBRE) kills a strange group of pet raccoons, Jake knows their luxurious hides could make a coat that will change his fortunes forever. Only these are no ordinary pelts: Everyone who comes in contact with the cursed furs is soon driven to unspeakable acts of self-mutilation and extreme violence. Even if Jake can now possess the flesh he desperately covets, what horrific final price will he pay for the skin he's in?
Pro-Life
5. Pro-Life
November 14, 2006
For the dedicated staff of an isolated women's clinic, the ultimate nightmare is waiting to explode. Trapped inside is a terrified pregnant 15-year-old girl. Lurking outside, her crazed anti-abortion activist father (Ron Perlman of HELLBOY) and heavily armed brothers are ready to smash their way in. In this health- centerturned- slaughterhouse, there is only one certainty ? there will be Hell to pay. Emmanuelle Vaugier (SAW II, SMALLVILLE) and Mark Feuerstein (THE WEST WING) co-star in this graphic and provocative shocker directed by John Carpenter.
Sounds Like
4. Sounds Like
November 17, 2006
For call center supervisor Larry Pearce (Chris Bauer of THE WIRE, THIRD WATCH and 8MM), listening is a way of life. His days are spent monitoring hundreds of tech support phone conversations, his ultra-sensitive ears attuned to every nuance of voice and sound. But in the months following his young son's tragic death, Larry's hearing intensifies until it becomes virtually superhuman. Now simple noises around him have amplified into a cacophony of torment. And as Larry slowly begins to lose his grip on reality, he must take violent action to quiet the deafening clamor. In a world where nothing screams louder than the madness of grief, how far will one man go to find the ultimate paradise of absolute silence?
The V Word
3. The V Word
November 10, 2006
For two geeky best friends who've only experienced carnage via their video games, it's the ultimate late night dare: Ever seen a real dead guy? But when the pair breaks into a creepy local mortuary, they unleash a ferocious ghoul (Michael Ironside of SCANNERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS) who's hungry to share a few depraved urges of his own. Even if these pals- forlife can resist a violent suburban blood-spree, is there any peer pressure more horrific than that of the undead? Jodelle Ferland of SILENT HILL co-stars in this grisly twist on teenage vampirism written by series creator Mick Garris
Family
2. Family
November 3, 2006
It's a beautiful day in suburbia where mild-mannered bachelor Harold Thompson (George Wendt of CHEERS) is happily at work in his basement building the perfect family. But when a young couple moves in nextdoor, Harold sets his sights on the sexy young wife (Meredith Monroe of DAWSON'S CREEK). In a sunshine world of picket fences and manicured lawns, is it ever possible to know what gruesome plans are percolating in the minds of your neighbors? Matt Keeslar (SCREAM 3, ROSE RED) co-stars in this grisly black comedy with a killer twist from Director John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, ANIMAL HOUSE) and Writer Brent Hanley (FRAILTY).
The Damned Thing
1. The Damned Thing
October 27, 2006
Twenty-four years ago, outside a small Texas town, young Kevin Reddle watched helplessly as his oilman father brutally slaughtered his mother before being torn apart by an invisible force. Today the county Sheriff, Kevin (Sean Patrick Flanery of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS) remains haunted by memories of that night and the fear that "the damned thing" may someday return. Now as the citizens of Cloverdale explode into a homicidal frenzy, the one man who has uncovered the truth is about to meet his own horrific destiny. Marisa Coughlan (BOSTON LEGAL) and Ted Raimi (THE GRUDGE) co-star in this blood-soaked shocker written by Richard Christian Matheson from the classic short story by Ambrose Bierce.
Masters Of Horror: The Damned Thing
Masters Of Horror: The Damned Thing

Trailer - 1 min 38 sec

Masters Of Horror: Right To Die
Masters Of Horror: Right To Die

Trailer - 1 min 14 sec

Masters Of Horror: Pick Me Up
Masters Of Horror: Pick Me Up

Trailer - 1 min 37 sec

Masters Of Horror: Valerie On The Stairs
Masters Of Horror: Valerie On The Stairs

Trailer - 1 min 8 sec

Masters Of Horror: The Black Cat
Masters Of Horror: The Black Cat

Trailer - 2 min 11 sec

Masters Of Horror: Sick Girl
Masters Of Horror: Sick Girl

Trailer - 1 min 13 sec

Description

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.Masters of Horror is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on October 28, 2005.

Where to Watch Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Masters of Horror on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 28, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (11,419)