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.
The Black Cat
Based on the title one would think that this episode is a video rendition of Edgar A. Poe’s story and in a way you would be right. We watch as Edgar recites a poem for his beloved wife and submit it to a publisher who asks for a story. We watch as he hallucinates time after time. Soon, he is so deeply ingrained in his hallucinations he can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. Such is how “The Black Cat” is formed.
The acting was phenominal and I enjoyed the gothic settings. The blatant gothic overtures thrilled me. I adored the cute little cat. I think its amazing how they incorporated Edgar’s drunkeness and his insanity as it built. His wife was sick while he wrote. I wished I could’ve seen more.
3 out of 5 stars.