Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TV Horror Anthology - Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror
2005-7, Showtime
26 Episodes

Much like Dream On or Mr. Show, at the time Masters of Horror was most notable for having gore, cussing, and nudity on a TV format, back when that was a big deal.  Well, twenty years after it would have been a big deal.

Aside from that, there are some good episodes, but perhaps not as good as it good be considering the names here.  For directors we have John Landis, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Stuart Gordon, Dario Argento, Larry Cohen, Takashi Miike, and Joe Dante.

Most notable, we have the best we've seen from Dario Argento in decades, since Opera or maybe Trauma.  Granted, that's not saying much.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have one of the worst things to have aired on TV, and just one of the worst things in general.

Dead soldiers come back to life to vote Democrat.  No matter what strong opinion one has against the various wars, Republicans, or even soldiers, people are entitled to their beliefs, and I sound like Ann Coulter complaining about smug Hollywood liberals, which pisses me of the most.  He did do The Screwfly Solution later, which was one of the better ones.

Not a bad series, and expectations and misfires aside probably a pretty good one, but it fails to live up to what I would have imagined this line up to have accomplished in 1986.  That and Steven Spielberg isn't here to carry them, Dante.

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