The BEST Episodes of Masters of Horror

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019

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.

Cigarette Burns

#1 - Cigarette Burns

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.32
123 votes
Directors: John Carpenter
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan

#2 - Family

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.19
78 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: Brent Hanley
Fair Haired Child

#3 - Fair Haired Child

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.03
90 votes
Directors: William Malone
Writers: Matt Greenberg
Haeckel's Tale

#4 - Haeckel's Tale

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 6.94
94 votes
Directors: John McNaughton
Writers: Mick Garris, Clive Barker (short story)
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

#5 - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 6.91
254 votes
Directors: Don Coscarelli
Writers: Stephen Romano, Don Coscarelli, Joe Lansdale

#6 - Pelts

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 6.85
69 votes
Directors: Dario Argento
Writers: Matt Venne

#7 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 6.83
104 votes
Directors: Joe Dante
Writers: Sam Hamm, Dale Bailey
The Black Cat

#8 - The Black Cat

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 6.72
67 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli
Deer Woman

#9 - Deer Woman

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 6.70
97 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: John Landis, Max Landis
Dreams in the Witch House

#10 - Dreams in the Witch House

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 6.69
178 votes
Directors: Stuart Gordon
Writers: Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, H.P. Lovecraft

#11 - Jenifer

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 6.68
147 votes
Directors: Dario Argento
Writers: Steven Weber, Bruce Jones
Sick Girl

#12 - Sick Girl

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 6.62
81 votes
Directors: Lucky McKee
Writers: Sean Hood, Lucky McKee
The Screwfly Solution

#13 - The Screwfly Solution

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 6.61
67 votes
Directors: Joe Dante
Writers: Sam Hamm

#14 - Imprint

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 6.60
102 votes
Directors: Takashi Miike
Writers: Daisuke Tengan, Shimako Iwai (novel)
Pick Me Up

#15 - Pick Me Up

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 6.59
90 votes
Directors: Larry Cohen
Writers: David Schow
Right to Die

#16 - Right to Die

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 6.58
67 votes
Directors: Rob Schmidt
Writers: John Esposito
Sounds Like

#17 - Sounds Like

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 6.39
66 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Brad Anderson
The V Word

#18 - The V Word

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 6.35
62 votes
Writers: Mick Garris
The Damned Thing

#19 - The Damned Thing

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 6.32
82 votes
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson
Dream Cruise

#20 - Dream Cruise

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 6.30
56 votes
Directors: Norio Tsuruta
Writers: Naoya Takayama
The Washingtonians

#21 - The Washingtonians

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 6.25
59 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: Richard Chizmar, Johnathon Schaech

#22 - Chocolate

Season 1 - Episode 5

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
96 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Mick Garris

#23 - Pro-Life

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 6.01
67 votes
Directors: John Carpenter
Writers: Drew McWeeny, Scott Swan
Dance of the Dead

#24 - Dance of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 6.01
143 votes
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson
Valerie on the Stairs

#25 - Valerie on the Stairs

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 5.95
58 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Mick Garris