The BEST Episodes of Masters of Horror

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Network: Showtime

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.

Haeckel's Tale

#1 - Haeckel's Tale

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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...

star 7.13
204 votes
Directors: John McNaughton
Writers: Clive Barker (short story), Mick Garris
Family

#2 - Family

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.13
108 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: Brent Hanley
Homecoming

#3 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.06
214 votes
Directors: Joe Dante
Writers: Dale Bailey, Sam Hamm
Cigarette Burns

#4 - Cigarette Burns

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.03
233 votes
Directors: John Carpenter
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan
Jenifer

#5 - Jenifer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.03
232 votes
Directors: Dario Argento
Writers: Bruce Jones, Steven Weber
Fair Haired Child

#6 - Fair Haired Child

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.01
174 votes
Directors: William Malone
Writers: Matt Greenberg
Imprint

#7 - Imprint

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 6.89
184 votes
Directors: Takashi Miike
Writers: Daisuke Tengan, Shimako Iwai (novel)
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

#8 - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 6.84
478 votes
Directors: Don Coscarelli
Writers: Don Coscarelli, Joe Lansdale, Stephen Romano
Sick Girl

#9 - Sick Girl

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2006

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

star 6.79
163 votes
Directors: Lucky McKee
Writers: Lucky McKee, Sean Hood
Pick Me Up

#10 - Pick Me Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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

star 6.78
172 votes
Directors: Larry Cohen
Writers: David Schow
The V Word

#11 - The V Word

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 2006

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

star 6.64
117 votes
Writers: Mick Garris
Deer Woman

#12 - Deer Woman

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.

star 6.64
152 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: John Landis, Max Landis
The Damned Thing

#13 - The Damned Thing

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 27, 2006

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

star 6.57
139 votes
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson
Pelts

#14 - Pelts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 1, 2006

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

star 6.54
151 votes
Directors: Dario Argento
Writers: Matt Venne
Dreams in the Witch House

#15 - Dreams in the Witch House

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.47
348 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Dennis Paoli, H.P. Lovecraft, Stuart Gordon
The Washingtonians

#16 - The Washingtonians

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.46
87 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: Johnathon Schaech, Richard Chizmar
Chocolate

#17 - Chocolate

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.22
182 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Mick Garris
Sounds Like

#18 - Sounds Like

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.21
121 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Brad Anderson
Dance of the Dead

#19 - Dance of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.12
229 votes
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson
We All Scream for Ice Cream

#20 - We All Scream for Ice Cream

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 29, 2006

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.

star 5.95
82 votes
Directors: Tom Holland
Writers: David J. Schow
The Black Cat

#21 - The Black Cat

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.

star 5.93
95 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon
Right to Die

#22 - Right to Die

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 22, 2006

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.

star 5.88
122 votes
Directors: Rob Schmidt
Writers: John Esposito
Dream Cruise

#23 - Dream Cruise

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 5.86
84 votes
Directors: Norio Tsuruta
Writers: Naoya Takayama
Valerie on the Stairs

#24 - Valerie on the Stairs

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 15, 2006

Rob Hanisee is a writer that has a strange apparition. Beautiful, naked and mysterious, Valerie might be the muse that Rob has always searched for - or the manifestation of a much darker force. Blood and death follow Rob across the line between life and art.

star 5.73
113 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Mick Garris
Pro-Life

#25 - Pro-Life

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 5.70
176 votes
Directors: John Carpenter
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan