Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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Deer Woman 

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
Peeing Trucker
Detective Dwight Faraday
Officer Jacob Reed
John Destry ...
Trucker Witness
Truckstop Owner
Detective Patterson
Maxine Miller ...
Dog Lady
Dead Monkey Man
Edmond Kato Wong ...
Desk Cop (as Edmond Wong)
Dana (as Sonya Bennett)
Deer Woman
Steve Archer ...
Business Man
Theoretical Trucker
Theoretical Girl


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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9 December 2005 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the pawnshop scene, there is a shot of the woman with a deer bust behind her, whose antlers are perfectly placed on each side of her head and make it look like they're hers. See more »


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


Casino Manager: Why does everything have to have a why with you people? You know, it's a woman with deer legs, motive really isn't an issue here.
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Very entertaining, very John Landis like.
28 December 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

It seems as though, after a period of doing comedies, John Landis loves to do horror also. In 1981, he did "An American Werewolf in London", in 1992 he did "Innocent Blood" and now he's taking on the deer woman. The main thing that struck me about this Masters of Horror episode is it's sense of humor. Where the other episodes up to this one were quite serious, this one had a great sense of humor, which John Landis seems to have in all of his films. The next thing that struck me as good was the disturbing gore. There wasn't a lot of special effects with the gore, just disturbing cutting in to human skin type stuff. The final great thing about this was the acting was great. Everyone did a top notch job. My only problem, which also seems to always be Landis's problem, is the ending. The ending to this was one I did not care for. John Landis has always had a problem writing endings though. I found this episode about a native American deer woman that kills men to be the most entertaining of the episodes.

My rating: *** out of ****. 56 mins. Not rated, contains violence and language.

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