Masters of Horror
- 2 Seasons
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.