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02-02-2007, 04:41 AM
We have a copy of the soon to be released Masters of Horror Series one volume two which I reviewed here (http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/M-P/masters.htm) last week. If you want to see some clips from the series, here are some:
Dance of the Dead 1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1486) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1485)
Fair Haired Child 1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1490) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1489)
Haekel's Tale:1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1494) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1493)
Imprint:1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1498) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1497)
Jenifer:1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1502) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1501)
Pick Me Up:1 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1506) 2 (http://onlinemoviepromo.com/player.php?id=1505)
To win the set simply make a case for a current director who hasn't been included in the Masters of Horror and should be. The best case wins.... Closing date is the 10th February.
02-02-2007, 08:27 AM
He nearly was involved, but I really think George A. Romero deserves a slot on the show. Every film he's made to date has something going for it, which is more than can be said of just about any other director on the show, and his influence and impact exceeds all the directors who've contributed thus far. I love Carpenter and Argento, to name but two, but Romero was the one who really got the ball rolling with Night of the Living Dead, helping to pave the way for so many other films.
02-02-2007, 08:58 AM
I think Cronenberg could make a great return and do some techno-body-horror type action.
He's been out of the creep game for a while, and in these techie times I feel that viewers would definitely relate.
02-03-2007, 06:17 AM
Why not Roman Polanski? He could definately do a weird episode given the right script, and maybe even get out of the coma. THE TENANT, REPULSION and ROSEMARYS BABY are all four star masterpieces and defintaly horror, so I cant see, why he wasnt invited.
02-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Interesting choices so far, I'd love to see Polanski and Cronenberg get a shot if they were interested.
I'd also really like to see Jean Rollin give it a chance. He's proven he can work fast and on a reasonably small budget and seeing as he just completed his latest feature (or is damn near finished) his career could be on a bit of an upswing, which is interesting seeing as it's fairly late in the game for him.
02-03-2007, 06:51 PM
Give me an HG Lewis episode! Surely he's a master! No? Well... he's consistently entertaining! He could do his over the top gore and his trademark choppy editing!
Truthfully, as much as I love this series, sometimes it takes itself a bit too seriously and a goofy tongue in cheek (and tongue ripped out) episode by the Godfather of Gore would be welcome!
Bet it'll never happen, though...
J Dewey Wallis
02-03-2007, 07:01 PM
Considering how the second season of MOH took a more gore-soaked and bleak route than the first, I don’t see why Ruggero Deodato doesn’t get a shot. No disrespect to the other suggestions, but I think some of the more popular choices will get their due eventually and were considered and passed on doing episodes because they were too busy. I think guys like Ruggero or Michele Saovi could benefit more from exposure on MOH than Cronenberg or Polanski. While Saovi seems to be staging a comeback, poor ol’ Ruggero could use the work and certainly was as influential in the landscape of horror as anyone who has been involved with the show so far.
02-03-2007, 08:00 PM
I reckon the Sanchez/Myrick combo that did the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT should be roped in..I mean they put out the freshest and most significant horror movie of recent times, pretty much created the 'LIONS GATE' studio via the who Artisan merger, so when you think about those guys pretty much kept the horror genre going for the 00s..
Randy Thomas G
02-03-2007, 08:40 PM
I would love to see Kiyoshi Kurosawa do an episode. Since the best episode this season, imo, was Miike's I think it would only be fair to let the other great modern Japanese horror filmmaker have a shot. Kurosawa still doesn't have the exposure of Miike or many of the other filmmakers involved, I think he would produce something that looks closer to a film than a tv movie and would extend the series outside of the usual american and italian suspects.
02-03-2007, 10:11 PM
I would love to see what Peter Jackson would do with an episode. His filmmaking roots are in horror, and even though he is now a mainstream director making PG-13-type movies, I am willing to bet he would jump on the chance to make a low-budget down-and-dirty little film. He has proven his taste for gore: BAD TASTE, although cartoonish, was thoroughly disgusting (to the point that when I first saw it, I felt I could smell the blood ad guts). DEAD ALIVE was also amazingly bloody, and well made. I was very impressed with it and feel it is one of the few horror movies from the 1990s that really delivered. And look at HEAVENLY CREATURES, which isn't a horror movie, but certainly is dark and moody. He knows how to create a forboding atmosphere and knows how to make effective imagery. Sure his stuff in the last is more crowd pleasing stuff (gotta feed tha family you know), but he certainly has shown to me his love of the horror genre and his passion for the grotesque. I feel he would be a great candidate for a future episode of MOH.
02-04-2007, 01:23 PM
What... no-one has mentioned him yet?
I'd want Jess Franco to get involved. I'd love to see him make 'Black Angel', the original storyline that became 'Venus in Furs', about a black trumpeter who begins a cerebral affair with a white woman who only appears to him while he is playing solo. It would be surreal and strange as he would keep awakening to discover that he had just dreamt the last 15 minutes of the film, and I'm sure it would count as horror - plus it could turn out to be his last movie, and while actors like Jack Taylor and Paul Muller are still alive (I believe), it would be great to re-unite them all for a last hurrah.
02-04-2007, 06:55 PM
If still alive:
Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci
But I would love to see David Lynch, Cronenberg, Ruggero Deodato or Jörg Buttgereit (The two last ones are working on the Fearmongers project) So it's not a big deal any longer.
02-04-2007, 09:42 PM
As a novelist, his early Books of Blood short stories are among the finest modern horror literature ever written, but his real career high mark was his first directorial debut, Hellraiser, which was remarkably faithful to his source novella and managed to bring a wholly original S&M-laced sex-horror nightmare to the screen, very different from the lame slasher fare that was polluting the multiplexes at the time. His subsequent feature was Nightbreed, a film that featured another horror master in an acting role, David Cronenberg, but more importantly it was a film that was absolutely destroyed by studio editing, continuing the tradition of studio execs fucking over filmmakers and their vision. Even so, the film remains another startlingly original affair, containing some slasher elements but more often bizarre fantasy sequences. Barker's final directorial effort was 1995's Lord of Illusions, a weird film-noir that ends on a particularly gruesome and typically (for Barker anyway) bonkers horror ending.
Barker deserves to direct an episode of this series because not only did he prove his contribution to the genre with his directorial debut (a modern classic) and his literary work (something that, if I'm not mistaken, none of the other filmmakers involved have had any impact on), but also because he has been so neglected since then, whether it be from studio interference of sheer audience indifference.
Barker has recently expressed an interest in returning to the genre that made him famous... attempts to bring the Books of Blood episodes to cinema have always fallen through. What a PERFECT opportunity to translate some of his short stories than through this series.
02-05-2007, 12:24 AM
I'd like to see Nick Palumbo.
He could make an episode called 'Viral Marketing'.
02-05-2007, 10:27 AM
While he's not my favorite, I think Wes Craven should make one, He's made some classics in the past, like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and (while I can't stand it, but it is influential), SCREAM. He definitely needs to redeem himself after the last couple films he's made.
02-05-2007, 10:49 AM
The mention of Clive Barker immediately made me think about Bernard Rose, who directed the best Barker film adaptation to date (even better than Barker's own efforts!), Candyman!
Not only that, but he made that fantastic Paperhouse film in 1988.
It sounds like the series needs a few more disturbing psychological horror stories to balance the gore episodes, and from those two films Bernard Rose would seem to be a good choice!
02-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Many good suggestions here, but to my mind the one name missing from the roster that would make me subscribe to the channel (well, seriously consider it at least) is Frank Henenlotter. He's finally making a new film, which is joyful news in itself, but I kept hearing for years about his next film -- be it VOODOO DOLL or SICK IN THE HEAD or whatever else -- which just never seemed to materialize.
Most of the people directing for the series have been doing workmanlike films at best in the recent years. Henenlotter hasn't. All his original films, and to a lesser degree his sequels, are uniquely peculiar, terrific entertainments, and I think all of them made with budgets LESS than what these guys use for an hour-long short subject. I can't imagine what pent up reserves of the bizarre are locked up in the guys head. How could you go wrong with Frank? And I bet he'd be game, too.
02-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Paul Morrissey. It'd be fun to see him do a werewolf or mummy story.
02-06-2007, 12:48 AM
I think Hisayasu Sato could make a great episode; since he works mainly in pink films, he's already accustomed to making a fully developed film in a 55 minute time slot (something that many of the directors more accustomed to feature length are having problems with). Also, while he hasn't exclusively worked in horror, his pink films generally have horrific elements, and it's proved himself successful working closer to the genre (Naked Blood and his segment of Rampo Noir, for instance). Plus it'd be great to get a more general horror audience aware of his work (which, let's be honest, in terms of "holy shit!" factor, blows Miike-- in terms of concept, execution, and creativity--out of the water), which would lead to more people purchasing the ArtsMagic DVDs of his work, which would lead to ArtsMagic and other companies releasing more of his work with subtitles, which would be great!
02-08-2007, 03:48 AM
Okay, 2 days left and my current faves are Clive Barker, Sato and HG Lewis. Any more ideas?
02-08-2007, 06:40 AM
John, just so you know, I already own these films via the individual region 1 releases... I just thought it was a cool contest, and it is. :)
02-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Ok, competition over.
I think the choice is between Mike K and Mike H and for his extensive use of brackets it has to be Mike K(I forgive your dissing of Miike:)). Can you PM me your address and I will arrange for the discs to be sent. Thanks for the entries people....
02-10-2007, 11:48 AM
Ah so close... :)
Good choise by Mike K, tho! Some Sato would be cool!
02-10-2007, 12:04 PM
Rob Zombie.....just to piss off that dickhole Matt Allison!
02-10-2007, 07:36 PM
Hey thanks a lot! I like Miike alright, I just don't think he holds a candle to Sato :)
Also, I tend to go wayyyy overboard with bracketing, but I guess it worked out to my advantage this time!
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