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Masters of Horror: Right to Die

After a car accident leaves his wife Abbey hideously burned and on life support, Cliff Addison is faced with a decision that will determine if his spouse lives or dies. Things become complex and horrifying when he is attacked by his vengeful wife's spirit at the same time she briefly dies. Now Cliff must stop at nothing to keep her alive.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Friday January 05th, 2007

Director: Bob Schmidt
Writer: John Esposito

Guest Stars
Martin Donovan (2)Martin Donovan (2)
As Cliff (Cliff Addison)
Julia AndersonJulia Anderson
As Abbey (Abbey Addison)
Robin SydneyRobin Sydney
As Trish
Anna GalvinAnna Galvin
As Dr. Loring

Co-Guest Stars
Xantha RadleyXantha Radley
As Abbey Thing
Derek GreenDerek Green
As Reporter (James Henry)
Norman Misura (1)Norman Misura (1)
As Mr. Schoening
Yvonne MyersYvonne Myers
As Nurse
Bryan ElliotBryan Elliot
As Doctor


A dentist, Cliff Addison, and his wife Abbey are driving home. She smokes what she claims is her last cigarette, and Cliff is surprised to learn she’s quitting. He says that he wants her to be around for a long time and insists that he loves her. He tries to apologize and says he’s never going to let her go. Abbey unfastens her seat belt and reaches in the back to show him something, and they come on a tree across the road. The car crashes and Cliff slowly recovers consciousness after his air bag goes off. He realizes that the car is upside down, and calls out to Abbey. He gets out and finds her lying on the ground as gas from the tank leaks onto her. She tells Cliff to get her cell and call an ambulance. As he picks it up and calls 911, the gas ignites, burning her as Cliff looks on in horror...

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Episode Quotes
Ira: Cliff, Cliff, come on. You fell asleep in the bathtub, you got a boner, had a sex dream that went bad.
Cliff: It wasn't a sex dream. It was horrible.
Ira: Well, sex dreams can be terrifying. I once dreamed that I was banging this hot little number, the next thing you know, she turns into a big Rottweiler.

Cliff: She was here.
Ira: Abbey is in a coma, Cliff, I guarantee you she has not left the hospital room.
Cliff: Maybe not her body but... what about her soul?!
Ira: I don't--what do I know about souls, I'm a lawyer.

Ira: What are we talking about here, ghosts?
Cliff: Yes.
Ira: Abbey isn't a ghost, Cliffy. Why isn't Abby a ghost? Come on, you tell me.
Cliff: Because Abbey's still alive?
Ira: Well, actually I was looking for "because ghosts don't exist." But you know what? That one's good, too.

Ira: Abbey, I--uh, I just came to say goodbye. Even though you never liked me very much. When I heard that this awful thing happened to you, the first thing that jumped into my mind was... I'm going to be able to buy a boat. I'm not a very nice guy. I admit that.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMick Garris
Executive ProducerJohn Hyde  |  Morris Berger  |  Steve Brown (1)  |  Mick Garris  |  Andrew Deane  |  Keith Addis
ProducerLisa Richardson  |  Tom Rowe
Co-ProducerAdam Goldworm  |  Ben Browning
Associate ProducerGabriel Monje  |  Jernej Razen  |  Steve Best
Production DesignerDon MacAulay
EditorAndrew L. Cohen
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Sean Cossey  |  Stuart Aikins  |  Lindsey Hayes Kroeger
Line ProducerPascal Verschooris
Unit Production ManagerSheri Mayervich
First Assistant DirectorIan Samoil
Second Assistant DirectorAnia Musiatowicz
MusicJoey Santiago
Music EditorMike Beckett
Music SupervisorJennifer Ross
Costume DesignerLyn Kelly
Key GripSteve Sherlock
Set DecoratorIde Foyle
Location ManagerSusan Nestibo
Transportation CoordinatorJohn Swetlikoe
Property MasterNick Dibley
Construction CoordinatorJim Geddes
Script SupervisorLaura June Colini
Production CoordinatorJim Desroches
Script CoordinatorCameron Grierson
Assistant EditorNathan Atkins
Post Production SupervisorSally Dixon
Re-Recording MixerBill Mellow  |  Kevin Belen  |  Paul A. Sharpe
GafferMichael Kolafa
OtherEdward Shearmur (Main Title Theme)  |  Greg Nicotero (Special Effects Make Up)  |  Howard Berger (Special Effects Make Up)
Director of PhotographyAttila Szalay
Stunt CoordinatorJim Dunn
Art DirectorMargot Ready
Assistant Production CoordinatorGenessa Davis
Post Production CoordinatorMatt Venables
Production ManagementPascal Verschooris
Sound MixerSebastian Salm
Third Assistant DirectorAnia Musiatowicz
Boom OperatorColin Smith (3)
Main Title ThemeEdward Shearmur
Visual Effects SupervisorLee Wilson
Production AccountantBeverly Wiens
Extras CastingSandra-Ken Freeman
Transportation CaptainLouie Hausner
"A" Camera OperatorRichard Wilson (2)
Sound SupervisorAnke Bakker
Best BoyDerek Heselton
Visual Effects ProducerLisa Sepp-Wilson
Key HairstylistAdina Shore
First Assistant CameraLane Koch
Foley EditorJason Mauza
Assistant Property MasterJake Miller (2)
Assistant Costume DesignerGlenna Owen
Assistant To The ProducerCameron Grierson
Special Effects CoordinatorWayne Szybunka
Assistant Art DirectorAndrei Andrianko
Sound Effects EditorDevan Kraushar  |  Matt Wilson
Best Boy GripBrock Miller
Dialogue EditorBrian Campbell
Assistant To ProducerMax Lavine  |  Adrian Salpeter  |  Ross Redhead
"B" Camera OperatorSandy Cooper
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Assistant Location ManagerScott Franklin
Paint CoordinatorJohn E. Wilcox
Assistant Set DecoratorNatalie Morin
Set SupervisorTyler Tone
Key MakeupMargaret Solomon
Best Boy LightingKeenan Horita
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