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Masters of Horror: Season One Box Set
Starz / Anchor Bay // Unrated // August 28, 2007
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Review by Nick Lyons | posted August 27, 2007 | E-mail the Author
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The Movies:
When I first heard "Masters Of Horror" was coming to Showtime, I couldn't wait. I have long been a fan of Horror anthology films and shows, and I was giddy at the notion of the directors having complete freedom to do whatever they wanted. While a few of the episodes are admirable failures, a good portion of the episodes turn out to be some of the best horror works of the decade.

Here's a rundown of the 13 episodes:

INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD

The story: Ellen (Bree Turner) comes face to face with a crazed killer named Moonface. Using the skills she learned from her husband, Ellen must fend off Moonface in order to stay alive.

I have to say that this is my favorite work by Don Coscarelli to date. "Phantasm" and "Bubba Ho-Tep" are both respectable movies in their own right, but Incident is a better-crafted tale. Not only is Moonface a frightening villain, but the crisis Ellen is facing is both harrowing and exciting. The flashbacks were also an effective tool as they directly tied into Ellen's struggle to survive. A perfect way to kick off the show.

DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE

The story: What do you get when a college student stays at a loft with a witch and human faced rat? Madness!

As strange or silly as the premise may sound, the episode is genuinely creepy and is a great adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story to boot. Director Stuart Gordon is one of the few directors who took full advantage of the freedom he was given. He chose material that he has a passion for and had a ball doing so. Gordon's Edgar Allan Poe oriented episode in season two ("The Black Cat") is equally stunning.

DANCE OF THE DEAD

The story: As the spirit of survivors living in a post-apoc world is naturally low, a repulsive stage show, which focuses on re-animated dead bodies, provides entertainment.

Tobe Hooper, what were you thinking? Instead of delivering a spine-tingling and gritty horror tale ala "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Hooper directs this post-apoc story as if it were a second rate music video. The style is dizzying and distracting and takes away from the provoking vision of the future. Luckily, Robert Englund delivers a wickedly deranged performance as the MC of the stage show. Far and away the worst episode of the season.

JENIFER

The story: A Police Officer named Frank rescues a woman with a drop dead gorgeous body, but a hideous, monstrous face. As Frank takes her in, he begins to fall for her, despite the fact that she is a cannibal and a killer.

"Jenifer" ranks among director Dario Argento's best work. As a lot of his past work are average slashers, this demented love story is a welcome departure for the Italian director. Steven Weber (who wrote the script and stars as Frank) has created a twisted fairy tale with an almost noirish feel. In some ways, Jenifer is a femme fatale. She seduces men, and gets them killed. The only difference is she is a deformed cannibal. Of course, the story couldn't have come to life without Argento's style and use of color. I love how he tarnishes an otherwise ordinary setting by having an explosively violent act take place there. He makes violence seem disturbing and real in that it can take place anywhere at anytime.

CHOCOLATE

The story: Jamie's (played by E.T.'s Henry Thomas) life revolves around senses, as he works at a food laboratory. One day, as he samples a piece of chocolate, he finds himself taking the point of view of an unknown woman. Soon after, he becomes obsessed with her, which leads him to seek her out.

Mick Garris (the creator of "Masters Of Horror) wrote and directed this tale based off of one of his short stories. The script, while not very scary, is an intriguing story of becoming someone else and having identity issues. What works about this episode is that we the audience go down a dark path with the character of Frank. When we first see Frank, he is a semi-average down-on-his-luck guy with a stable job. Once this "power" is thrust upon him, he sees a horrific event take place that begins to destroy and change his life. At the same time, Frank also begins to like this new life of his. He could have ignored what was taking place, but instead became addicted. "Chocolate" is not one of the best stories, but it's not one of the worst either.

HOMECOMING

The story: Zombies vote for President.

While I have to hand it to writer Sam Hamm and Joe Dante for directing a ballsy, controversial episode that could never be made on Primetime television, the episode itself is flawed in its execution. The whole episode comes off as being silly and preachy. When George A. Romero makes a zombie movie, he perfectly balances satire and scares. In "Homecoming," there is a whole lot of Anti-Republican themes, but not a scare to be found. I realize the length is limited to 60 minutes or less, but the story had so much potential under capable hands. Instead, the story focuses on despicable character that we want to be eaten by zombies. That may be the point, but the audience deserves more complexity.

DEER WOMAN

The story: Detective Dwight (Brian Benben) investigates a series of murders that lead him to a legendary mythical Indian creature called the Deer woman.

In the extras, John Landis and his son Max openly state that the script is ridiculous and goofy. Now, I have no problem with a horror/comedy film, but the only horrifying aspect of "Deer Woman" is the fact that it got made. Landis is no doubt a talented director, but I have to wonder why he chose such a disposable project. It seemed to be made as an afterthought more than anything else. Thankfully, Landis makes up for this tripe in season two with the fantastic episode "Family."

CIGARETTE BURNS

The story: Jimmy (Norman Reedus) is hired by an eccentric film collector to find the once played "La Fin Absolue De Monde." The film was said to drive the audience to madness. Is it a hoax or are the rumors true?

As a film/DVD lover, I had a blast watching a film about a treasured, lost classic that was considered to be the "Citizen Kane" of horror/cult films. Except the film wasn't just entertainment...it caused deaths and madness. Writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan and director John Carpenter prove to be a dynamic team as they dish up a disturbing, surrealistic nightmare of a movie with some of the most memorable visuals in any modern horror film (One word: intestines).

On a side note, "Cigarette Burns" is a perfect companion piece to another John Carpenter film "In The Mouth Of Madness." Both deal with forms of deadly entertainment.

FAIR HAIRED CHILD

The story: A 13-year-old girl is abducted by a married couple and tossed into the basement of their home. She soon discovers she isn't alone down there as she meets the couple's son. The reason for his stay in the basement soon becomes clear when the boy's transformation occurs.

Bill Malone's episode is one of my favorites of the season. The episode is filled with creative shots, unique cinematography, and glorious creature f/x. In addition, Malone creates the right amount of suspense as the story unfolds and reveals crucial plot points and the background of the couple and their son. As Malone puts his talent on display here, it made me sad that the studios hire him for lousy Hollywood horror like "House On Haunted Hill" re-make and "Fear Dot Com." Give this guy a real movie to do!

SICK GIRL

The story: Ida (Angela Bettis) is an entomologist who takes her work home with her, so to speak. She loves bugs and keeps a wide variety of them as pets. Ida begins to develop more of a life when she meets the stunning Misty (Erin Brown). The two start dating, but their relationship is threatened when Ida receives a bug which causes behavioral changes.

I wish all of the episodes were this good. Lucky McKee's episode has it all. Romance, characterization, scares, gross-out scenes, creatures, humor- all vital elements for a successful horror story. Of course, without the convincing chemistry between actresses Angela Bettis and Misty Mundane (AKA Erin Brown), the success wouldn't be possible. McKee also brings a unique style to the table by showing us bug point-of-views and beautiful establishing shots that sum up a character without a single word being uttered. With "May" and now "Sick Girl" under his belt, I am eager to see what McKee has in store for horror fans in the future.

PICK ME UP

The story boasts not one, but two killers. One is a trucker who picks up hitchhikers and kills them (Michael Moriarty). The other is a hitchhiker who kills people including those who pick him up (Warren Kole). Stuck in the middle of the two is a spunky woman named Stacia (Fairuza Balk), who must try to survive.

A story with two killers can't be bad, right? Wrong. An intriguing premise sadly goes to waste due to an overly campy ending and an overly campy performance by Michael Moriarty. Director Larry Cohen plays the first half of the story off as straight horror mixed with a bit of humor. Once the two killers meet near the end, the suspense is lost and replaced by goofy over the top antics.

HAECKEL'S TALE

The story: On his way to see his sick father, Haeckel stops to rest at a couple's house. He quickly learns the two are anything but normal when he sees them raise the dead.

Of all of the Clive Barker tales to adapt, why "Haeckel's Tale?" I would have loved to see any story from "The Books Of Blood" series, but instead we get a lifeless episode by a director who isn't a master of horror. Sure, the production design and atmosphere is exceptional, but they are wasted on a story that never really goes anywhere. What you see is what you get and it never adds up to anything more than that.

IMPRINT

The story: Searching for his love Komomo, an American named Christopher (Billy Drago) travels to Japan only to come across bad news and danger in a dark dangerous brothel.

In seeing Japanese director Takashi Miike's banned from Showtime episode "Imprint," I have to wonder what goes through his mind. He's clearly an insanely talented and stylistic filmmaker, but his work is filled with bizarre and shocking scenes that would never be seen in Hollywood productions. For instance, "Imprint" has scenes of dead fetuses gruesome torture. This is tame for Miike, as it pales in comparison to hardcore events that take place in previous works like "Ichi the Killer" and "Visitor Q." If you can stomach the episode, it turns out to be a strangely compelling and surrealistic story told in a distinct flashback style.

Overall, the 13 episodes of season one are hit-and-miss, but all are better than 99% of modern horror. Season two was sadly mostly a flop (aside from the superb "Family," "Right To Die," "Sounds Like" and "The Black Cat"), but I am still anticipating season three whenever and wherever it airs. As Hollywood continues to churn out re-makes, sequels, and copycats, I believe giving horror directors complete freedom to make what they want is a step in the right direction. I hope horror fans will be treated to some must-see works in the near future and that the genre will be re-shaped into something new and innovative once again.

Note: The DVD set comes in a mausoleum shaped box and it looks fantastic. Sadly, once you open the box up, each of the disks come in ugly cardboard sleeves. It would have been nice to have the disks in snap cases.

The DVD

Video:
The episodes are presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. Some of the episodes have slight amounts of grain during night scenes (notably in "Jenifer") and I spotted a few color glares, but overall the transfers are sharp. The color textures and lighting are rich and clear. Cheers all around.

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0 are the audio options available on each of the 13 episodes. Since audio is a key component of horror films, these 2 tracks thankfully do not disappoint. Noises such as the creepy crawly bugs, the human rat, and the fair haired child moving around are all perfectly captured by the audio to further enhance the viewing experience. Without such effective tracks, suspense and scares would be lost. Thank you Anchor Bay.

Extras: This disk contains everything you wanted to know about "Masters Of Horror" and the directors, but were afraid to ask.

First we have the basic extras that mostly appear on each of the disks (aside from the bonus disk):

* A still gallery

*A text biography of each director

* Promos for each of the 13 "Masters Of Horror" episodes

* DVD-ROM extras: Read the screenplay for each episode or download a screensaver

* Previews for Anchor Bay releases "Room 6," "Halloween" DVD, "The Tooth Fairy," "Quicksilver Highway," and "Demon Hunter."

* "Behind The Scenes: The Making Of" which are essentially a collection of 7-10 minutes of footage from the set that has already been seen in other extras. This extra does not appear on the "Imprint" disk.

* The 30-38 minute "Script To Screen" extra appears on "Jenifer," "Pick Me Up," "Cigarette Burns," "Haeckel's Tale," "Homecoming" .The idea of this extra is to show three stages of the script with three particular scenes. The three stages are: 1. The written scene on paper. 2. The directing shooting several takes of the scene, with dialogue being said differently in some cases. 3. The final scene.

The following extras are those that appear on each of the 14 disks. The time length of each extra is rounded up and I give a brief summary of each extra to give you readers the gist of what their contents are.

INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD

* 2 on set interviews with John De Santis (5 ½ mins.) and Ethan Embry (3 ½ mins.) Santis talks about his transformation into Moonface and Embry doesn't seem to care about being interviewed.

* The 23-minute interview with Don Coscarelli (titled "Predators And Prey") talks about how he was inspired by "Invaders From Mars" and how he has been stuck doing sequels of "Phantasm" since the studios will bankroll those and not other projects.

* A 20-minute "Working With A Master" featurette contains interviews from such actors as Marc Singer and Angus Scrimm. They explain that Don is very laid back and how he loves to make people scared.

* 2 audio commentary tracks have been included. The first one is with Don Coscarelli, writer Stephen Romano, and DVD producer Perry Martin. The 3 talk about such topics as Embry bulking up and the themes of survival. The second commentary track is with Don Coscarelli and author Joe R. Lansdale. I don't really see the point of another commentary track with the director (unless it's by Kevin Smith) as discussions are repeated. One fun fact: Sequel ideas were discussed at the end of the track.

DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE

* Storyboard gallery

* DVD-ROM extra of the original "Dreams In The Witch-House" story by H.P. Lovecraft.

* A 21-minute "Dreams, Darkness And Damnation" interview with Stuart Gordon. We learn how he started out running a theater company before moving on to direct hits like "Re-Animator."

* The 24 minute "Working With A Master" extra contains interviews with Brian Yuzna, Jeffrey Combs and others as they chat about Lovecraft and how "Re-Animator" might have been in B&W.

* A 7 minute on set interview with actress Chelah Horsdal describing her character.

* A 5-minute look at the special f/x of the creepy human face rat known as Brown Jenkin.

* An audio commentary track with Stuart Gordon, actor Ezra Godden and Anchor Bay DVD producer Perry Martin. Everything in this commentary has already been touched upon in the extras listed above. The only notable fact was that Jeffrey Combs had a role in "Dreams In The Witch-House" before dropping out.

DANCE OF THE DEAD

* Storyboard gallery

* On set interviews with Robert Englund (13 mins.), Jessica Lowndes (5 mins.), and Jonathan Tucker (8 mins.). Forget the other 2 interviews and just watch Englund. It's great to hear his enthusiasm for horror and listen to his articulate gossip about the genre itself. I have a hard time believing such a geeky guy could be such a terrifying monster like Freddy Kruger.

* "The Written Word" is an 8 ½ minute interview with Richard Christian Matheson. He talks about how the script is based on a story by his father. A pretty cut and dry interview, but I did get a kick out of a random dog walking behind him on set.

* The 21 minute interview with Tobe Hooper titled "Primal Screams" is a look at the life and times of Hooper's film career ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist to name names).

* A 17 ½ minute interview ("Working With A Master") with actors such as Gunnar Hansen and Bill Mosley.

* 2 commentrary tracks, both of which are unlistenable. The first is with Tobe Hooper and Perry Martin. I practically nodded off as Perry asked generic questions like "What did Richard think of the film? and so on. The second commentary by Richard Christian Matheson is even worse. He is very quiet and has little to say other than reasons for character motivations and the vision of the future.

JENIFER

* 2 on set interviews with writer/actor Steven Weber (11 mins.) and Carrie Anne Fleming (10 mins.). Weber discusses how he adapated the story from a Creepy magazine comic, while Fleming discusses how nice Dario Argento was and how she went to town with the role of Jenifer.

* A 19 ½ minute featurette titled "Howard Berger And The Makeup Of Jenifer" is a step by step process of how Berger applies the face, lip, contacts, etc.

* "So Hideous: My Love"- A 14 ½ interview with Dario Argento mainly talking about how he did pre-production work via the internet, and how the story is a reversal of "Beauty And The Beast." For some strange reason, his body of work is not mentioned.

* The 15 ½ minute "Working With A Master" featurette has interviews with Steven Weber, Howard Berger and the composer of "Suspiria" Claudio Simonettti.

* A commentary track with Steven Weber and Anchor Bay DVD producer Perry Martin. Weber is a joy to listen to as he mocks his acting, reveals his geeky side, and mentions that a genitalia scene was cut from the movie. Why wasn't it restored or put on the disk as a deleted scene?

CHOCOLATE

* DVD-ROM extra of the original short story by Mick Garris.

* An 11 minute cable-access like Fantasy Film Festival interview with Roger Corman. The fascinating conversation touched upon how his company New World distributes low budget films and works by Francois Truffaut and Ingmar Bergman, how "The Little Shop Of Horrors" was basically made on a bet, etc.

* 2 uninvolving on set interviews with Henry Thomas (8 mins.) and Lucie Laurier (7 mins.).

* The 20 minute "Sweet Taste Of Fear" interview with Mick Garris reveals how he started out doing film publicity before getting noticed by Steven Spielberg and eventually working with Steven King on such mini-series as "The Stand."

* The 19-minute interview ("Working With A Master") with co-stars, family, friends such as Cynthia Garris, Annabeth Gish and Ron Perlman. They mainly dish out details of how Garris is a nice guy who likes to let out his dark side in his writing/directing. Fun fact: While filming "The Shining" mini-series, a possible ghost incident occurred on set.

* The audio commentary with the talkative Mick Garris and Perry Martin had some intriguing information such as how the first cut of "Chocolate" ran 110 minutes. Where are the deleted scenes?

HOMECOMING

* DVD-ROM extra of the original short story "Death And Suffrage."

* A 13 minute Fantasy Film Festival segment with Mick Garris interviewing Joe Dante, Barbara Steele, Paul Bartel about "Piranha." The highlight was Dante showing off creature models.

* 3 on set interviews with Jon Tenney (12 mins.), Robert Picardo (10 ½ mins.), Thea Gill (10 mins.) all talking about taking a risque role in a risque film.

* A 24 minute interview with Joe Dante ("The Dead Come Marching"). Fun facts: Dante started out wanting to be a cartoonist, worked as a film critic, and was set to make "Jaws 3 People 0."

* "Working With A Master" (22 mins.)- Interviews with Roger Corman, Kevin McCarthy, Dee Wallace Stone and others mostly discussing how Dante likes to hire friends.

* The commentary track with writer Sam Hamm is a snooze. He doesn't have much to say other than how he and Dante are news junkies. This track really needed Joe Dante to interact with Hamm.

DEER WOMAN

* 3 on set interviews with actors Brian Benben (6 ½ mins.), Anthony Griffith (4 mins.), and Cinthia Moura (5 mins.). Brian talks about how he previously worked with Landis on the show "Dream On," Anthony talks about how fun it was to work with Landis, and Cinthia talks about how this is her first acting role (she was a model).

* The 26-minute "Animal Hooves" is an interview with John Landis that discusses how he started out as a gopher on the set of "Kelly's Heroes," how he worked as a stunt man, and of course how he eventually directed such hits as "An American Werewolf In London" and "Animal House."

* The 22 minute "Working With A Master" contains interviews with his son Max Landis, Rick Baker etc. They mainly talk about how upfront and honest Landis is. He gets what he wants when he directs.

* The 11-minute Fantasy Film Festival segment has Garris interviewing Landis about the reception of his movies and the upcoming "Blues Brothers" movie.

* The audio commentary track with actors Brian Benben and Anthony Griffith is actually a refreshing change of pace. Instead of the directors or writers explaining every little detail with insight, Benben and Griffith shoot the breeze by cracking jokes about Flavor Flav and O.J. Worth a listen.

CIGARETTE BURNS

* A 7 minute on set interview with Norman Reedus.

* "Celluloid Apocalypse: An Interview With John Carpenter" (18 minutes)- For some reason, the feature glosses over his distinguished career. It would have been nice to see more about other films aside from "Halloween" and "Dark Star."

* "Working With A Master" (18 minutes)- Greg Nictotero, Sam Neill, Keith David plus others say how actor friendly Carpenter is, and how he has re-shaped the horror genre.

* 2 commentary tracks round out this disk. The John Carpenter track is boring and stiff as Carpenter mainly reveals his distaste of making Vancouver look like other locations. The second commentary with writers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan is geektastic. Since the 2 writers are well known critics on the movie gossip site AINT IT COOL NEWS, the two are constantly pointing out references and making comparisons. It's always nice to see fellow geeky critics succeed.

FAIR HAIRED CHILD

* Scenes from Bill Malone's first short film "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde." The creature mask was fantastic for a 13-year-old.

* The 35 minute "The Face Of Fear" interview with Bill Malone is wildly informative. The highlights: Malone made masks (including the one used in "Halloween") and worked with the infamous Klaus Kinski.

* 4 on set interviews with Jesse Haddock (5 mins.), Lori Petty (5 mins.), Lindsay Pulsipher (7 mins.) and William Samples (6 mins.). The 4 talk about the usual: character motivations, individual experiences, etc.

* A 19 minute "Working With A Master" - Interviews with Jeffrey Combs and Bob Burns ("Fantastic Monsters" archivist). Fun facts: Malone owns the original Robbie The Robot from "Forbidden Planet" and he made a replica himself.

* A commentary track with Bill Malone and writer Matt Greenberg. I liked that the commentary track showed how the writer and director collaborated and why scenes were altered.

SICK GIRL

* 3 on set interviews with Angela Bettis (8 mins.), Erin Brown ( 5 ½ mins.) and Brad MacDonald (7 ½ mins.). This is my favorite batch of interviews. It was fun to see Brown recollect her bug costume debacle, Bettis discussing how the lead was going to be a male, and Brad (the bug handler) showing off all the different species of bugs he had on set. The highlight: A venomous Vietnamese Red Legged Centipede- yikes!

* The 15 minute "Blood, Bugs, And Romance" interview with Lucky McKee begins by showing his first film out of film school ("All Cheerleaders Die") to his hits "May" and of course "Sick Girl."

* The 19 minute "Working With A Master" extra mainly focuses on the close bond between Bettis and McKee.

* The commentary track with actors Angela Bettis, Jesse Hlubik, composer Jaye Barnes Luckett and director Lucky McKee brought a smile to my face because it felt like a bunch of friends goofing off and having a good time talking about outtakes and how nerdy Bettis looks in the movie.

PICK ME UP

* A 14 ½ minute Fantasy Film Festival piece where Garris interviews Larry Cohen about "It Lives Again!" and how his films are generally about outsiders.

* 3 on set interviews with Michael Moriarty (10 mins.), Fairuza Balk (9 mins.) and Warren Kole (13 mins.) all talking about how much of a jokester Cohen is on set.

* A 28 minute featurette called "Death On The Highway" that focuses on the life of Larry Cohen. Notable fact: He doesn't like directors directing his scripts.

* The 17 minute "Working With A Master" bonus has interviews with the likes of David Carradine and Karen Black. Facts: Cohen shot many films guerilla style and directed a few Blaxploitation movies.

* Commentary with the talkative and enthusiastic Larry Cohen. Items of interest: 1. This is the first film Cohen directed that he didn't write. 2. The snake was a problem to work with. 3. Lots of improv took place during shooting.

HAECKEL'S TALE

* Storyboard gallery

* 3 standard on set interviews with Leela Savasta (6 mins.), Derek Cecil (13 ½ mins.), and Jon Polito (11 mins.)

* A 23 minute interview with John McNaughton ("Breaking Taboos") which chronicles his life as an advertiser to a director of such films as "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" and "Wild Things."

* The 17 minute "Working With A Master" feature includes interviews by actors and friends Michael Rooker and Tom Towles. Fun fact: Errol Morris brought "Henry" to the Tellruide film festival where people were split on it. Half of the audience walked out! My only complaint wit this featurette- no Clive Barker interview.

* The commentary by John McNaughton is filled with long, long pauses. He points out basic info with no real insight. You never once feel like he wants to be talking about his work.

IMPRINT

* "Imprinting" is a 47 minute interview/behind the scenes featurette with Takashi Miike, the novelist, and Mick Garris. Topics of discussion were teaching Japanese actors English, cultural differences, and the set being plagued by an earthquake and a flood.

* The 41 minute "I Am The Film Director Of Love And Freedom: Takashi Miike" talks about how he chooses projects, his relationship with actors, and his style of directing actors.

* The 22 minute "Imperfect Beauty" is a practical f/x featurette showing the mechanical talking hand and fetuses.

* A commentary track with American Cinematheque programmer Chris D. and writer of newtexture.com Wyatt Doyle. This is an odd and somewhat useless commentary, as Doyle and Chris are not affiliated with "Imprint" at all. They sound like history teachers speculating what Miike was trying to accomplish.

BONUS DISK

* A 35 minute dinner discussion with a number of the directors (Garris, Gordon, Landis to name a few). The group talks about everything from their favorite episodes, laserdiscs, to the current state of horror and the obsession with torture. A few directors like John Carpenter and Lucky McKee were missing, but the dinner chat was still enjoyable and I wish I could have joined in on the discussion myself.

* The 67 minute Directors Guild of America panel with Mick Garris, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Joe Dante and as a special treat- Clive Barker moderating! In half of the panel Barker interviewed the directors about freedom, the 10 day shoots, the tragedy of re-makes, while the other half of the panel was a Q&A with the audience. Favorite quote uttered: "Cannibal Holocaust- we should re-make it as a PG-13 (movie)."

* Two additional 15/14 minute Fantasy Film Festival segments with Garris interviewing Steven Speilberg about the "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" special edition, and John Boorman about "Zardoz"- the infamous Sean Connery diaper film.

Final Thoughts:
If you already own every episode of season one, there is no real point in buying this set unless you are dying for the bonus disk. However, if you are a fan of "Masters Of Horror," or want to see well-made horror movies, buy this set. With an exhausting amount of extras, 13 entertaining hour-long movies, and a shockingly cheap price tag, this set is one of the best DVD deals money can buy.

Film and television enthusiast Nick Lyons recently had his first book published titled "Attack of the Sci-Fi Trivia." It is available on Amazon.com.

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