Masters of Horror was an anthology series which ran on the Showtime network in 2005 and 2006. A number of top horror directors were tapped to do one-hour episodes, including such impressive names as John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento and John Landis. If you’ve never experienced the show for yourself, this list of top 10 Masters of Horror TV episodes should provide a great starting point.
The Washingtonians – It turns out that George Washington had a very grisly secret. When a normal guy learns of this fact, a strange cult with wooden teeth and powdered wigs try to keep him quiet.
Right to Die – A man and his wife are involved in a traffic accident, and the wife is left comatose and with all her skin burned off. The man must now decide whether to let her live or die, but the woman’s spirit soon appears with an agenda of her own.
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road – Directed by Don Coscarelli, this also happened to be the first episode which ever aired. When a couple get stranded out in the woods, a young woman takes the fight to her sadistic, deformed killer named Moonface. Lots of great action, and the female actually gets to do something besides just screaming and getting hit in the head with an axe.
Pro-Life - A young woman is trapped inside an abortion clinic with her deranged family. Seems her unborn child is the product of a demonic rape, and her father (played by Ron Perlman) had received instructions from God to make sure the child lives. Things really get crazy when the baby’s father makes an appearance. Directed by John Carpenter.