Two seasons. Twenty-six episodes total written by some of the best horror screenplay writers, or so the show says. Its a great concept and as a horror fanatic it seemed like the perfect series for me. I’ve seen it before, but it had been a few years, so when I found it on hulu I thought that I might as well watch it from the very beginning. The link is here. I reviewed each episodes for your enjoyment.
Masters of Horror is a series of one hour long stories that does not have a consecutive plot. If you are wondering how that’s possible, well there’s this cult classic from the 1960’s that also had been remastered when I was a child called The Outer Limits. Basically for one hour every week you get a scary or strange storytelling.
Season One Part Three
Dance of the Dead
Episode three in the Masters of Horrors series is entitled “Dance of the Dead.” It is—in a nutshell—about a girl who is raised by her single parent mother. Peggy—as she is called—was raised in the waste land of what is left of America after World War III. Her father had died and her sister was presumed dead. When she is almost seventeen Peggy meets this guy who lives in the extremely bad part of town—Jak “without the ‘C’”—and he somehow creepily convinces her to go joyriding with him that night. So they get on their way to the bad side of town and Peggy gets introduced to some fun things called drugs. She’s on her first ever trip and she is sent into a flashback of the day that her friends were killed or maimed. So they go to this club that is supposed to be “extreme.” I know real clubs can get worse than that. That just looked like a college party with whips and chains.
Now, I really am not going to go into detail about the last part of the episode because you probably will see it coming when you watch the episode. (That’s right. I said “when”).
It takes a bit of time to get into the action and you get a lot of back story that could have been incorporated a little less awkwardly into the bulk of the story. The actress playing Peggy did an amazing job.
Episode three gets 1 out of 5 remotes.
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