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MASTERS OF HORROR NEWS:

Third Season of 'Masters of Horror' Funded by Lionsgate

August 12, 2007 -- Starz/Anchor Bay has backed out of funding the third season of "Masters of Horror," but Lionsgate has stepped in to fill the void. This according to series creator Mick Garris, who spoke about it on Fangoria radio. In addition, the series is set for a new network as well, as Showtime isn't interesting in a third season either. Too bad, since Masters of Horror was the only good thing on Showtime.

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Onslaught of 'Masters of Horror' DVDs This Summer

June 30, 2007 -- Well, no word yet on whether we will be getting a third season of "Masters of Horror," the single greatest horror series ever to hit the TV screen. Just finished watching Joe Dante's "The Screwfly Solution," and once again it's a 1-hour movie that's better than most of the stuff hitting DVD shelves or even theaters these days. But some more DVD releases have been announced, among them a box set on August 28, featuring every episode from the first season. We'll also see Stuart Gordon's "The Black Cat" on July 17 and Tom Holland's "We All Scream for Ice Cream" on August 14. Mick Garris' "Valerie on the Stairs," based on a Clive Barker story, streets on August 14.

 



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Big 'Masters of Horror' Presence in NYC

February 22, 2007 -- Masters of Horror' will have a major presence at New York City's comic book convention this weekend. Here's the press release:

Starz Home Entertainment reaches out to the fans at the 2nd Annual New York Comic Con, taking place February 23rd to February 25th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York! From Masters of Horror to the upcoming Re-Animator Special Edition DVD release, Starz Home Entertainment will have a major presence at the NYCC, which is fast becoming the East Coast’s premier pop-culture celebration event!

The following Starz Home Entertainment-sponsored events will allow fans to meet, greet and talk with their favorite Masters of Horror and Re-Animator stars and filmmakers!

Saturday, February 24th

4:00 – 6:00 PM Re-Animator star JEFFREY COMBS signing session

5:00 – 6:00 PM Masters of Horror directors MICK GARRIS, STUART GORDON and JOHN LANDIS signing session

6:30 – 7:30 PM Masters of Horror / Re-Animator panel discussion with JEFFREY COMBS (MOH Season 2: “The Black Cat,” Re-Animator), MICK GARRIS (MOH Creator and co-Executive Producer), STUART GORDON (Director of MOH S2 “The Black Cat” and Re-Animator), JOHN LANDIS (MOH S2 “Family”), DENNIS PAOLI (writer of Re-Animator and two Masters of Horror episodes) and F. PAUL WILSON (author of The Keep and the short story “Pelts”, adapted for MOH S2).

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William Lustig to Direct 'Masters of Horror' Episode

February 7, 2007 -- SuicideGirls' interviewed the infamous filmmaker who said he would be directing an episode of the Showtime series. The "Maniac" director was asked to do one during the first season, but won't be getting around to it until the third. "With the first season, [Masters of Horror creator] Mick [Garris] came to me and said, “Would you like to work on Masters of Horror?” I said, “Look, I’m so busy with Blue Underground, I can’t do it.” The second year came, he didn’t ask me and I was still busy with Blue Underground. But this year we had our Masters of Horror dinner just before I left for New York. I said, “Okay Mick, now I can do season three.” He said he would find something. He’s got to find a script that he feels suits me."

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Argento's 'Pelt's to Kick Off Season 2 MOH DVDs

January 4, 2007 -- Dario Argento's "Pelts" will be the first Season 2 DVD in the "Masters of Horror" series to hit DVD. The film, which stars Meat Loaf and John Saxon, is hitting disc February 13. Specs include:

Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1), enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Audio commentary with Writer Matt Venne
Featurette: “All Sewn Up: Mastering The Effects Sequence”
Featurette: “Fleshing It Out: The Making of Pelts”
Storyboard Gallery
Director Bio
Screenplay (DVD-ROM)

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'Masters of Horror' 'Fair Hair Child' Episode Hits DVD Dec. 12

November 2, 2006 -- Anchor Bay Entertainment culminates the first season of the internationally acclaimed Masters of Horror anthology (a 2006 Emmy Award winner) with the December 12th DVD release of “Fair Haired Child.” As with the previous twelve installments, “Fair Haired Child,” directed by William Malone (FeardotCom and House on Haunted Hill), possesses over 3 hours of bonus features. SRP is $16.98. Pre-book is November 1, 2006. With this release, fans will be able to complete the Masters of Horror Season One Collection.

Written by Matt Greenberg (H20: Halloween 20 Years Later and The Prophecy II) and starring Lori Petty (Cryptid, “CSI:NY” and “ER”), “Fair Haired Child” spins the bizarre tale of a thirteen-year-old outcast named Tara who is kidnapped by a strange couple and locked in a basement with their son Johnny, who happens to be the same age. Johnny is very kind and sensitive but he holds a terrible secret. Determined to battle a curse and learn the reason behind the kidnapping, Johnny and Tara form a special bond with hopes to survive the unrelenting night to come.

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Complete Schedule for 'Masters of Horror' Season 2

October 19, 2006 -- Here's the complete schedule of the second season of "Masters of Horror," starting this month on Showtime. “The Damned Thing” by R.C. Matheson - 10/27/2006

An unknown monstrous force descends upon a small Texas town, turning husband against wife, brother against sister, parent against child. Tortured by his own tragic past, Sheriff Kevin Reddle (SEAN PATRICK FLANERY) must overcome his horrific rage if he is to restore order. MARISA COUGHLAN and TED RAIMI also star in this apocalyptic tale of terror.

Tobe Hooper (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Poltergeist”) is set to direct.

“Family” by Brent Hanley - 11/3/2006

The Fullers (MEREDITH MONROE and MATT KEESLAR), a young married couple, move to a new town and discovers that their neighbor, Harold Thompson (GEORGE WENDT), is not what he seems. He putters away at his hobbies; however, his passion is anything but innocent. The Fullers will soon know what evil lurks in the depth of suburban basements.

John Landis (“American Werewolf in London,” “Thriller”) is set to direct.

“The V Word” by Mick Garris -11/10/2006

When two teenage boys break into a mortuary in hope of seeing a dead body, the macabre punishment visited upon them will far outweigh their crime. Instead of fulfilling their morbid curiosity, the boys are attacked by a rampaging vampire (MICHAEL IRONSIDE) and must ultimately decide whether to sacrifice themselves or survive as blood-thirsty killers.

Ernest Dickerson (“Bones,” “Demon Knight”) is set to direct.

“Sounds Like" by Brad Anderson - 11/17/2006

Quality control supervisor Larry Pearce (CHRIS BAUER) spends his days monitoring the nuances of his tech support staff’s telephone conversations… listening is his life. However, when grief over his son’s death leads to a supernaturally heightened sense of sound, Larry is forced to take violent action to silence the horrific cacophony in his head. Its “The Tell-Tale Heart” meets “The Conversation” in this tale of psychological terror based on Mike O’Driscoll’s short story. LAURA MARGOLIS also stars.

Brad Anderson (“The Machinist,” “Session 9”) is set to direct.

“Pro-Life” by Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan - 11/24/2006

A near-accident on an isolated mountain road lands young Angelique (CAITLIN WACHS) in a nearby women’s health clinic. As her fervently anti-abortion father Dwayne (RON PERLMAN) and his well-armed three sons attempt to “liberate” Angelique, she discovers that the only thing more dangerous than her would-be saviors is the demonic seed growing within her. MARK FEUERSTEIN and EMMANUELLE VAUGIER also star.

John Carpenter (“Halloween,” “The Thing”) is set to direct.

“Pelts” by Matt Venne - 12/1/2006

Fur trader Jake Feldman (MEATLOAF) knows that you can’t make a coat without breaking a few animals’ necks. In his pursuit to make the perfect fur coat to win over a woman, Feldman steals supernatural raccoon pelts that violently turn against those that covet them. “The skin trade” gets a whole new twist in this Giallo-style adaptation of F. Paul Wilson’s short story. JOHN SAXON also stars.

Dario Argento (“Suspiria,” “Terror at the Opera”) is set to direct.

“The Screwfly Solution” by Sam Hamm - 12/8/2006

Based on the short story by Raccoona Sheldon, a deadly virus infects the nation, transforming men into psychotic killers who attack every woman that crosses their paths. A suburban housewife and her teenage daughter embark on a treacherous journey to survive, but how can they protect themselves from an entire gender gone mad? JASON PRIESTLY and ELLIOT GOULD star.

Joe Dante (“The Howling,” “Gremlins”) is set to direct.

“Valerie on the Stairs” by Mick Garris -12/29/2006

At a commune for aspiring novelists, Rob Hanisee (TYRON LEITSO) discovers that there are fates worse than literary anonymity when he is visited by a strange apparition. Beautiful, naked and covered with supernatural ooze, Valerie might be the muse that Rob has always searched for -- or the manifestation of a much darker force. Blood and death follow Rob across the tenuous line between life and art. CHRISTOPHER LLOYD also stars in this adaptation of Clive Barker's original screen story.

Mick Garris (“Riding the Bullet,” “The Stand”) is set to direct.

“The Black Cat” by Stuart Gordon & Dennis Paoli

Edgar Allan Poe (JEFFREY COMBS), out of ideas and short of cash, is tormented by a black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories.

Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator,” “Dagon”) is set to direct.

“We All Scream for Ice Scream” by David J. Schow

Years ago, a youthful prank by a gang of kids known as the West End Bunch went seriously wrong. Now grown up and a parent himself, former West-Ender Layne Banixter (LEE TERGESON) witnesses the friends of his youth systematically murdered by their own children, who have inexplicably turned against them. In order to save his family, Layne must face long-buried fears and the realization that sometimes the sins of the fathers are visited upon the son. WILLIAM FORSYTHE also stars in this adaptation of John Farris’ short story.

Tom Holland (“Fright Night,” “Child’s Play”) is set to direct.

“The Washingtonians” by Jonathon Schaech & Richard Chizmar

After his grandmother’s funeral, Mike (JONATHON SCHAECH) discovers an artifact in her basement could re-write the history of our nation. Interpreting clues that suggest George Washington was in fact an insatiable cannibal, Mike must protect his family and escape from a band of loyal Washingtonians, hungry for human flesh and willing to protect our founding father’s secrets at any cost. SAUL RUBINEK also stars in this adaptation of Bentley Little’s short story.

Peter Medak (“The Changeling”) is set to direct.

“Right to Die” by CREDITS TO BE DETERMINED

Her flesh has been charred and her body remains comatose, but from a strict medical perspective, Abby is still alive. Beset by guilt, her conflicted husband Cliff (MARTIN DONOVAN) is determined to get a court order to cease her pain. Her condition worsening, she repeatedly flat-lines and is revived. But each time Abby’s body dies, her apparition grows stronger, violently attacking those that have taken advantage of her plight. If Cliff pulls the plug, he’s next on the list. This topical horror story takes a supernatural stand on the right-to-life debate. CORBIN BERNSEN also stars.

Rob Schmidt (“Wrong Turn”) is set to direct.

“Dream Cruise” by Naoya Takayama and Norio Tsuruta

Jack (DANIEL GILLIES), an American lawyer working in Tokyo, has fallen in love with the wife of his most valued client, Eiji. Despite Jack's deep-rooted fear of the sea, he reluctantly accepts Eiji's invitation to join the couple for a day trip on the Tokyo Bay. Pleasure turns to terror as they discover the watery destiny in store for each of them. RYO ISHIBASHI and YOSHINO KIMURA also star in this adaptation of Koji Suzuki’s short story.

Norio Tsuruta (“Ringu 0: Bâsudei,” “Premonition”) is set to direct.

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Second Season of 'Masters of Horror' Official Web Site

October 6, 2006 -- Showtime has launched a Web site for the second season of "Masters of Horror." The Web site can be found here. Directors who are helming episodes this season include Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Dario Argento (Suspira), John Carpenter (Halloween), Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Mick Garris (The Stand), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Peter Medak (The Changeling), Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn) and Norio Tsuruta (Premonition).

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'Masters of Horror' Third Season Details

August 22, 2006 -- The Hollywood Reporter reports Aug. 21 that the third season of "Masters of Horror" will feature Jason Priestley, Elliott Gould and Christopher Lloyd in the cast, with directors Peter Medak, Rob Schmidt, Norio Tsuruta, Brad Anderson, Ernest Dickerson and Todd Holland, who will each helm an episode.

As we all now realize, "Masters of Horror" is the most exciting thing in existence in the world of horror these days.

Priestley and Gould are cast in the episode "The Screwfly Solution," about a deadly virus that transforms men into psychotic killers. Director of the critically acclaimed "Homecoming" episode, Joe Dante, who also directed "The Howling" is directing from a script by Sam Hamm, who also wrote "Homecoming."

We'll see Lloyd co-starring in the episode "Valerie on the Stairs," based on a story by Clive Barker. It's about an aspring novelist (Tyron Leitso) who receives a visit by a muse-like ethereal creature with dark powers. Series creator Mick Garris is directing.

"Species 2" director Medak is directing "The Washingtonians," penned by Richard Chizmar and Jonathan Schaech. Based on a short story by Bentley Little, this story is a horrific tale of patriotism, revisionist history and cannibalism. But I dunno if Medak qualifies as a "master of horror." (Read our "Species 2" review for evidence of that.)

Scmidt will direct "Right to Die," penned by John Esposito. It's a ghostly take on the right-to-life debate. Tsuruta is directing "Dream Cruise," a Japanese ghost story. The great Todd Holland, of "Child's Play" and "Fright Night" fame is directing "We All Scream for Ice Cream," about children mystically being turned against their parents, starring Lee Tergesen and William Forsythe. Writer David J. Schow adapted from John Farris' short story. Anderson is directing "Sounds Like," a psychological thriller based on Mike O'Driscoll's short story, about a man with extraordinary hearing who takes violent action to silence the horrific cacophony in his head. Chris Bauer and Laura Margolis star. Dickerson is directing "The V Word," about the dire consequences of two teenage boys' decision to break into a mortuary. Michael Ironside stars in the episode, written by Garris. Masters of Horror's second season premieres Oct. 27. ...

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