Episodes airing May 19
Masters of Horror – Friday May 19
Network : SHOWTIME
Time : 8:30 PM
The Verdict : Was really looking forward to this series, but I gotta say, it hasn’t sold me yet.
Basically, this is “Amazing Stories” – remember the one where there’s a bunch of different stories, by different directors? – but these are all horror flicks, and all helmed by genre faves like Carpenter, Hooper, Garris or Miike.
The first one, “Cigarette Burns”, from John Carpenter, is pretty crap. It’s imaginative, but it’s a little all-over-the-place to really enjoy.
In this episode, film-acquisition extraordinaire Jimmy Sweetman (Norman Reedus) ventures out to locate a rare film print called “Le Fin Absolue du Monde”. The film once shown has been known to drive its audience into a crazed frenzy before the theatre goes up in flames. He finally discovers that the film does live up to it’s reputation on the results are quite shocking.
Really liked the special effects in this episode, and some of the stuff is genuinely creepy (the angel with the cropped wings will give you nightmares), but it’s mostly just a good idea that’s been poorly executed.
The second episode airing this week (double features every Friday night) is “Incident On and Off A Mountain Road”, from director Don Coscarelli.
This one is actually a bit more fun, and is based on Joe R. Lansdale’s short story about a young woman (Bree Turner), seemingly defenceless, who goes up against Moonface, a deformed and demented serial killer.
Hopefully they get better from here on in. (And they do, so I’m told)
- Charlie Sheen reprising one of his classic roles - December 18, 2014
- Carell’s North Korea movie cancelled - December 18, 2014
- Stuhlbarg logs onto Jobs biopic - December 18, 2014
- Dumb guys want Carrey for Deep Cover - December 18, 2014
- North Korea responsible for Sony attack - December 18, 2014
- Sony not releasing The Interview now - December 18, 2014
- Trailer : Alien Outpost - December 17, 2014
- Peter Dinklage vs. girly Ghostbusters? - December 17, 2014
- Cinemas dropping The Interview after threats - December 17, 2014
- The Water Diviner - December 17, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.