Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 7

Deer Woman (9 Dec. 2005)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
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A harried, burned-out cop believes that a recent string of murders prove that the murderer might be a deer-like creature in the form of a beautiful woman right from a local Native America folklore legend.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Walter High ...
Pool Player
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Peeing Trucker
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Detective Dwight Faraday
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Officer Jacob Reed
John B. Destry ...
Trucker Witness (as John Destry)
John 'Bear' Curtis ...
Truckstop Owner
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Detective Patterson
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Dog Lady
John R. Taylor ...
Dead Monkey Man
Edmond Kato Wong ...
Desk Cop (as Edmond Wong)
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Dana
Cinthia Moura ...
Deer Woman
Steve Archer ...
Business Man
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Theoretical Trucker
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Theoretical Girl
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When the body of a truck driver is found trampled in his truck, the burnt-out detective Dwight Faraday is assigned for the bizarre case. He arrives to the crime scene in a parking area with Officer Jacob Reed and their investigation discloses that the victim had left a tavern with a gorgeous woman and apparently had been trampled by a heavy animal in the truck cabin. Later, two other bodies of men arrive in the morgue in the same conditions, and the coroner Dana notes that all of them had erection in the moment of death, and Dwight notes hooves in the body. Dana investigates further and finds deer footprints and hair in the corpses. When Dwight and Reed talks to an Indian descendent in a casino, they unravel a Pohancan legend about a deer woman, half woman but having deer hooves and trampling men after seducing them. Without any other lead, they begin to believe that every legend is based on facts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One of the three men who win the jackpot in the casino is Mick Garris who created the Masters of Horror series. See more »

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The opening scene, the billiard table, is shown in reverse (numbers are backward). See more »

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Dwight Faraday: A new kind of animal, one we haven't seen before. In London, in 1981 a series of brutal animal attacks were directly linked to a freak wolf that was gunned down in Piccadilly Circus.
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Tongue in cheek horror from John Landis
23 April 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

The Deer Woman is John Landis' episode of the Masters of Horror series. I'm not sure if Landis really can be called a 'master' of the genre - of course, he did make the well revered 'An American Werewolf in London', but other than that his influence over horror cinema has been limited. Still, that hasn't stopped him making the best episode of the series up until this point. Writing a story that harks back to his horror masterpiece was a wise decision, and in this short film he gives a mention to London 1981. The plot follows an old legend about a woman who is also half deer. We follow a cop on the case of a series of murders that see a bunch of aroused men trampled, supposedly by an animal. Landis creates mystery and intrigue well, and while this episode is never really exciting, it's always at least interesting. Best of all is the streak of dark humour that runs throughout the short. There are several witty dialogue exchanges, but the best part for me saw the central character in bed mulling over what may have happened to brutalised victims. The acting is quite good too, with Brian Benben putting in a wry performance in the lead role. On the whole, this is hardly great horror; but considering how disappointing most of the series has been, The Deer Woman is a standout.


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