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"Masters of Horror" Deer Woman (2005)

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Masters of Horror: Season 1: Episode 7 -- Detective Dwight Faraday (Brian Benben) is a burntout cop demoted to the 'weird calls' desk until a series of bizarre murders


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Original Air Date:
9 December 2005 (Season 1, Episode 7)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Walter High ... Pool Player

Michael P. Northey ... Peeing Trucker

Brian Benben ... Detective Dwight Faraday

Anthony Griffith ... Officer Jacob Reed
John B. Destry ... Trucker Witness (as John Destry)
John 'Bear' Curtis ... Truckstop Owner

Alex Zahara ... Detective Patterson
Maxine Miller ... Dog Lady

John R. Taylor ... Dead Monkey Man
Edmond Kato Wong ... Desk Cop (as Edmond Wong)

Sonja Bennett ... Dana

Cinthia Moura ... Deer Woman
Steve Archer ... Business Man

Ben Cotton ... Theoretical Trucker

Lisa Marie Caruk ... Theoretical Girl
Zoltan Buday ... Pawnshop Guy

Andy Thompson ... Bill

Don Thompson ... Detective Fuches

Julian Christopher ... Chief Einhron
Travis Dugas ... Casino Manager
Jordan MacKay ... Cocktail Waitress
Clint Andrew ... Mugger

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Landis 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Max Landis (writer) &
John Landis (writer)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Bo Altherr .... producer: special features
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... co-producer
Original Music by
Peter Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark L. Levine 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
Production Design by
David Fischer 
Art Direction by
Don Macaulay 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
Makeup Department
Rexford Bangle .... first assistant makeup artist
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Cleo Gagner .... first assistant hair stylist (as Cleo Gagne)
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Dana Hamel .... makeup department head
Adina Shore .... hair stylist
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: New Arc Entertainment
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: New Arc Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: New Arc Entertainment
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director (as Karen Behrenz)
Mick MacKay .... first assistant director
Ian Samoil .... second assistant director
Yannick Leray .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Trevor Ralph .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Doris Deutschmann .... art department coordinator
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator (as Leesa McNalley)
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Matthew Power .... leadman
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
Regan Steele .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post coordinator
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor (as Matt Wilson)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Mark Boley .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mark Bolie)
Steve Collins .... fabricator
Michael Deak .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Robert Freitas .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Rob Freitas)
Derek Heselton .... special effects best boy (as Derek Heselston)
Grady Holder .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Ron Pipes .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Frank Rydberg .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Frank Ryberg)
Shannon Shea .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Veronica Torres .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Corey Bastiaans .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Matt Belbin .... visual effects editor: Anthem Visual Effects
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Craig Clarke .... lead digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stu McRae .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects (as Stu MacRae)
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects coordinator (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Michael Goddard .... visual effects (uncredited)
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior cgi artist: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bradley S. Creasser .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Brad Creasser)
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Glen Dickson)
Stewart Henshaw .... best boy lighting
Kieran Humphries .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (miscredited on video release)
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy grip
Rob Cantin .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Cove .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ian Gariepy .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Alexander Glua .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Grimshire .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Jos Oman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
Kevin Mockrin .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Chris Harvey .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... editorial coordinator
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Melissa R. Kaplan .... vocalist: main theme
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: theme music (as Edward Shearmur)
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Michael Aarvold .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Duane Shearer .... driver
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator
John Swetlikoe .... transportation captain
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Rainer Scheelisch .... driver: special equipment (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Miroslaw Syta .... special vehicles (uncredited)
Other crew
Barbara Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Best .... assistant to director
Kristi Blicharski .... unit publicist
Sheri Buckham .... assistant accountant
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (as Andrzej Dec)
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Shalia Edl .... production coordinator
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: New Arc Entertainment
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Katy Lew .... assistant to producers
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... script coordinator
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Raj Uppal .... assistant to producers (as Rajvinder Uppal)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Desiree Zurowski .... stand-in
Howard Blank .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mick Garris  creator

Makeup Department
Leanne Rae Podavin .... special makeup effects artist
Sherry Van Gool .... additional assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Uppal .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Martin P. Blaine .... lead carpenter
Bill Morrill .... lead carpenter
Sound Department
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Talvinder Gill .... assistant sound editor
Shawn Miller .... sound mixer: second unit
Special Effects by
Ozzy Alvarez .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
Byron Briscoe .... stunt double
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Ethan Embry
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes)
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double: Bree Turner
Lani Gelera .... stunt double
Jon Kralt .... stunt rider
James Ralph .... stunt double: William Forsythe
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Sharon Simms .... stunt double
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... rigging lamp operator
Jeff Cassidy .... second assistant camera
T.C. Chapman .... rigging gaffer
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (episode: "Deer Woman")
David Gray .... still photographer
Gary Stamford .... gaffer: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn Grey .... dresser
Music Department
Amanda Sobeck .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John Sorenson .... driver
Larry Tardif .... driver: camera car and process trailer
Other crew
Ron Buck .... technical advisor: military
Simon Chin .... extras wrangler
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (odd episodes) (as Andrzej Dec)
Pancho Mansfield .... network executive
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor: second unit
Rainer Scheelisch .... special equipment
Stephen Sobisky .... interactive designer
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

57 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (self applied) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | Italy:VM14 | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA

Did You Know?

When talking to the captain, the police discuss a wolf attack in London in 1981. That'll be the events that John Landis' An American Werewolf in London they are talking about.See more »
Continuity: Near the end of the episode when Detective Faraday leaves Officer Reed's apartment, he gets into his car which has the red light on top still flashing (as he left it when he arrived). As he enters the car, the red light appears to turn off, only to be back on in the next shot. Minutes later in the woods, Deer Woman kicks his car, which causes the light to fall off the roof and fall to the side while still flashing. Presumably it fell off the car and is lying in the road as we never see it on top of the car or see the red flashing light ever again. However, as Detective Faraday pins Deer Woman to a tree using the car, we can see the reflection of the red flashing light in the windshield on a close-up of Detective Faraday. In the very next show we can still see that the light is not on the car.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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »


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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Every Legend Is Based on Facts, 16 October 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When the body of a truck driver is found trampled in his truck, the burnt-out detective Dwight Faraday (Brian Benben) is assigned for the bizarre case. He arrives to the crime scene in a parking area with Officer Jacob Reed (Anthony Griffith) 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 (Sonja Bennett) 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 descendant 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.

"Deer Woman" is a good episode of "Masters of Horror", with a funny story mixing humor and horror but also a very disappointing conclusion. The Brazilian Cynthia Moura is extremely gorgeous, actually one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen, but she has no lines along the whole story. Brian Benben has good performance in the role of a cynical detective that sees the chance to motivate his career again. There is a great homage to "An American Werewolf in London", with the reference to a mysterious murder case caused by a wolf in Piccadilly Circus in 1981. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Lenda Assassina" ("Assassin Legend")

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