|Season One of Masters of Horror, featuring some of the most respected directors to grace the horror genre in the past three decades, premiered to horror fans glee. Following in the footsteps of HBO's Tales from the Crypt, each episode was its own independent story combining beloved horror short-stories or original scripts made for the show with world renowned "masters of horror." The season feature episodes involving supernatural horror, such as Cigarette Burns, bizarre b-horror as seen in Takashi Miike's Imprint, comedic horror in Jenifer to the slasher horror of the 80's in On and Off a Mountain Road. |
To many fans of the shows displeasure, when Season 1 was released on DVD in the US it was not released as a set including all the episodes. Instead, each episode was released on it's own DVD. Most horror fans agree that this season had it's ups and downs, but few horror fans were able to resist watching week after week as a different director tackled a wildly different story each episode.
Of note, Takashi Miike's episode, Imprint, was decided by Showtime at the last minute to be too gruesome, containing content that went beyond what even Showtime was willing to show, to be allowed to air on their network. However the episode was aired overseas, and it was released on DVD in the US.