The BEST episodes of Masters of Horror

Every episode of Masters of Horror ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Masters of Horror!

Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of 13 one-hour films each season.

Last Updated: 8/30/2023Network: ShowtimeStatus: Ended
135 votes

#1 - Family

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/3/2006

A young couple moves into a new home only to find out that their neighbor, a seemingly normal man who works from home is not what he seems.

Directors: John Landis
Writer: Brent Hanley
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Cigarette Burns
277 votes

#2 - Cigarette Burns

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/16/2005

In this episode Jimmy Sweetman ventures out to locate a rare film print called "Le Fin 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.

Directors: John Carpenter
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Haeckel's Tale
236 votes

#3 - Haeckel's Tale

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/27/2006

Based on Clive Barker's short story. While on his way to see his sick father, Ernest Haeckel takes shelter with an elderly man and his young wife but soon discovers their horrible secret...

Directors: John McNaughton
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216 votes

#4 - Imprint

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/25/2006

An American journalist in 19th century Japan is hoping to find the love he left behind. His long search leads him to a dark island where the only sanctuary is a brothel. He ends up spending the night with an interesting woman where he learns that some things are better off left in the past.

Directors: Takashi Miike
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240 votes

#5 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/2/2005

In this contemporary political satire, The living dead have been found tampering with the Presidential election. Fear sweeps the nation as the media uncover this chilling fact which leads to widespread panic.

Directors: Joe Dante
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Fair Haired Child
202 votes

#6 - Fair Haired Child

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/6/2006

A 13 year old is kidnapped and locked in a basement by a scary couple with their younger son. During there incarceration in the basement the two children develop a special relationship and try and get through the night.

Directors: William Malone
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267 votes

#7 - Jenifer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2005

Jenifer is a tale of a modern-day Lolita who with her good looks and charm destroys the bodies and souls of all the men who crosses her path. Police officer Frank unfortunately saves this young girls life only to find out in this horrific twist that that no good deed goes unpunished.

Directors: Dario Argento
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Pick Me Up
200 votes

#8 - Pick Me Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/20/2006

This bloody tale will give you an interesting twist to hitchhiking. Both driver and passenger have a little surprise for the 25 year old heroine of the story

Directors: Larry Cohen
Writer: David Schow
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Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
526 votes

#9 - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/28/2005

When Ellen's (Bree Turner) car breaks down on a deserted mountain road in the middle of nowhere, she encounters a monster-like man who is intent on killing her. Ellen will not go down without a fight and the game of cat-and-mouse soon shifts as Ellen fights back.

Directors: Don Coscarelli
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Sick Girl
191 votes

#10 - Sick Girl

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/13/2006

Sick Girl is a comedy thriller about an insect scientist and the fly in the ointment that threatens her lesbian love affair.

Directors: Lucky McKee
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The V Word
143 votes

#11 - The V Word

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/10/2006

A lone vampire punishes two teenage boys who make the poor decision to break into a mortuary.

Writer: Mick Garris
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Deer Woman
186 votes

#12 - Deer Woman

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/9/2005

In this horror comedy, A set of peculiar murders leads sceptical detective Dwight Faraday to suspect that an ancient Native American mythological creature is in fact real.

Directors: John Landis
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174 votes

#13 - Pelts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/1/2006

Pelts is an erotic tale about stolen raccoon pelts that take violent revenge on those who seek to wear them.

Directors: Dario Argento
Writer: Matt Venne
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The Damned Thing
165 votes

#14 - The Damned Thing

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/27/2006

The Damned Thing is the apocalyptic tale of a mysterious creature that terrorizes a small Texas town.

Directors: Tobe Hooper
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Dreams in the Witch House
397 votes

#15 - Dreams in the Witch House

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2005

Walter Gilman, a college student rents a loft in a building in the New England town of Arkham. While studying interdimensional string theory at college he is haunted by nightmares of a 17th century witch and her rat with a human face. He must prevent the death of his neighbour's baby at the hands of these forces while it's possible he could become the murderer himself.

Directors: Stuart Gordon
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Sounds Like
146 votes

#16 - Sounds Like

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/2006

Based on a short story by Mike O’Driscoll. The story of Larry Pearce, an ordinary man blessed with gift/curse of extraordinary hearing that drives him to the brink of insanity, and forces him to take violent action to silence the horrific cacophony in his head.

Directors: Brad Anderson
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The Washingtonians
105 votes

#17 - The Washingtonians

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/2007

After his grandmother's funeral, Mike finds out an artifact in her basement could re-write the history of our nation. There are clues that suggest George Washington was in fact a cannibal, Mike must protect his family and escape from a band of Washingtonians, hungry for human flesh and willing to protect Washington's secrets.

Directors: Peter Medak
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213 votes

#18 - Chocolate

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2005

Jamie, a newly divorced man who creates artificial flavours for the food industry, suddenly and inexplicably starts to experience brief and random flashes from someone - and somewhere - unknown: sight, sound, smell, touch. Learning that he's experiencing life through the senses of a mysterious woman, he begins to fall in love with her-without having met her. Eventually, he discovers a horrifying secret that binds him inexorably with the perfect woman in an erotic, horrifying dance of death.

Directors: Mick Garris
Writer: Mick Garris
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The Black Cat
119 votes

#19 - The Black Cat

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/19/2007

Edgar Allan Poe is a writer out of ideas and short on cash that's followed by a black cat that will destroy his life or help him to write one of his most famous stories.

Directors: Stuart Gordon
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Dance of the Dead
263 votes

#20 - Dance of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2005

This story revolves around a post-apocalyptic town where re-animated corpses of friends and enemies dance on stage for the few people who survived a nuclear holocaust. Peggy a naïve girl learns of the dangers of the outside world and the sacrifices made to guarantee her survival.

Directors: Tobe Hooper
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Right to Die
145 votes

#21 - Right to Die

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2007

Her flesh has been burned and her body remains in coma but from a medical perspective, Abby is still alive. Her husband Cliff is determined to get a court order to stop her pain. But Abby's condition is worsening, she repeatedly flat-lines and is revived. Each time her body dies, her spirit grows stronger attacking those that have taken advantage of her plight.

Directors: Rob Schmidt
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Dream Cruise
106 votes

#22 - Dream Cruise

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/2/2007

Jack, an American lawyer working in Tokyo, has fallen in love with the wife of his most valued client, Eiji. Despite Jack's deep-rooted fear of the sea, he reluctantly accepts Eiji's invitation to join the couple for a day trip on the Tokyo Bay. Pleasure turns to terror as they discover the watery destiny in store for each of them.

Directors: Norio Tsuruta
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The Screwfly Solution
116 votes

#23 - The Screwfly Solution

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2006

Deadly virus infects the nation, that turns men into psychotic killers who attack every woman they see. A housewife and her daughter try to survive this madness.

Directors: Joe Dante
Writer: Sam Hamm
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We All Scream for Ice Cream
100 votes

#24 - We All Scream for Ice Cream

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2007

A long time ago, a prank by a gang of kids known as the West End Bunch went wrong. Now grown up and a parent himself, former West-Ender Layne Banixter witnesses the friends of his youth murdered by their own children, who have turned against them. To save his own family Layne must face his fears and realize that sometimes the sins of the fathers are visited upon the son.

Directors: Tom Holland
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199 votes

#25 - Pro-Life

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/24/2006

Pro-Life tells the story of a young girl trapped inside a clinic who discovers the only thing more dangerous than her pursuers is the demonic secret that she carries within her.

Directors: John Carpenter
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