Masters of Horror is the perfect show to binge for Halloween

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Always meant to watch all of this series, always keep starting but never finishing. Real variable in quality. My favorites of the ones I have seen are Joe Dante’s two, Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution.

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That series was so disappointing, overall; hard pass on re-watching.

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Also available on Hoopla, which many people can access through their public library.

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If you liked this horror anthology, might I also recommend The Hunger?

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I caught some of the first season, with Terence Stamp hosting, and wasn’t that enthused. Well mounted, but the plots seemed very by the numbers.

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For me the bland plots were part of the nostalgic cheese. Terence Stamp was for sure the high point of every episode.

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If all this scary stuff is just a bit to spabooky for 'ya maybe just chill out with some Cop Rock.

unintentionally terrifying, is still terrifying

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hahah the still looks like he’s holding a paddle and the movie is probably from some other genre.

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I loved this series, really have to return to it soon. So many standouts, good mix of horror and hilarity, but OMG Miike. What are you on? Imprint was just amazing, to the point that my local horror fest (Dead By Dawn, Edinburgh) once screened just that episode among it’s usual programme of features and shorts.

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I wouldn’t mind seeing Trick r Treat made into a series; ‘Sam’ is damn near perfect for a serial horror anthology…

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Oh my goodness, I was the colourist assistant for this series. So I literally was the first person to get to see every take, after it was processed in the lab. And of course I saw the entire show out of order, without music, and completely not the way to watch a show, unless you are a colourist assistant. I suppose the one redeeming quality was the fact that there were guest stars for each episode. I was not much of a horror fan to begin with. Resident Evil is still the only Horror film I watched in its entirety, and I regret that. I couldn’t make it through The Mist or The Shining.

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The creator’s been trying for ages just to get a sequel off the ground. Although, maybe a series would be easier. :man_shrugging:

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I’m hip; I’ve been a bit of a fan ever since seeing the short film, Season’s Greetings.

Back in 2013 they were talking about a sequel but nothing ever came to fruition AFAIK.

That’s my thinking as well.

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The thumbnail image reminds me of how central violence against woman is to the genera.

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So while I think that the series overall has some notable and worthwhile episodes, it is really male-gazey. REALLY male-gazey (as in even horrific female characters are basically guaranteed to have amazing breasts and show them to you).

Episodes I would recommend:
Sounds Like (from Brad Anderson)
The Screwfly Solution (from Joe Dante)
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (from Don Coscarelli)
Dreams in the Witch House (I don’t love this one, but many of my horror friends do–from Stuart Gordon)
Deer Woman (from John Landis)
Cigarette Burns (from John Carpenter, another one I’m tepid on but others like)
Sick Girl (from Lucky McKee)
Pick Me Up (from Larry Cohen)

Imprint, which is Miike’s contribution, is very violent and disturbing. I actually didn’t enjoy it all that much because it just felt like torture porn with a violated female body as its gruesome centerpiece. But aside from some horrible acting in the bookends of the episode, I will concede that the craft is solid.

This isn’t a bad series by any means, and there are some genuinely good episodes, but the lows are really low. Like REALLY low.

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Moi8Rpr

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Well, to be fair, I’m not certain all of the “females” qualify as women.

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