Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 2

Dreams in the Witch-House (4 Nov. 2005)

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A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

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Walter Gilman, a college student, rents out a very cheap room in an old house, but it proves to be no bargain. One of his neighbors prays loudly and bangs on the furniture. Another neighbor, a single mother, issues a blood-curdling scream soon after his arrival. It turns out that she and her baby are being attacked by a persistent rat. Walter plugs up the rat-hole, but they still aren't safe. Walter is having nightmares - dreams that seem to have been inspired by the first neighbor, who warns him of a witch and her familiar: a rat with a human face. Walter soon suspects that the witch of his nightmare is real and that she is going to force him to kill the baby. Written by J. Spurlin

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On the DVD commentary for another Stuart Gordon movie called From Beyond, Gordon and Brian Yuzna mention that they had planned to make an adaptation of Dreams in the Witch-House in the 1980s after the success of Re-Animator. From Beyond ended up getting made instead. See more »

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Mr. Dombrowski - Manager: You ain't gonna find any cheaper than this.
Walter Gilman: Yeah, I know. I'll take it.
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fine adaption of a Lovecraft story
18 June 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Based on a story of H.P. Lovecraft you know that this isn't going to be a normal entry in the series and indeed it doesn't. Common, a rat with a human face that's not the normal stuff you expect from Masters Of Horrors. But it's so typical Lovecraft that you don't have any trouble seeing the rat's face.

I can't really say that this was a straight horror, it's more a supernatural thing. When Walter Gilman (Ezra Godden) rents the cheapest room to finish his final rapport for school he's hearing noises from behind the wall. rats of course because his female neighbour once screamed it out when a rat was running in her kitchen. By closing up the hole they all think things were back to normal but it wasn't. After noticing that his room has some kind of dimensional portal things go wrong and a baby needs to be sacrificed. Guess who's baby that is going to be?

This episode needs it from the atmosphere created and not the gore or horror. And it worked out fine. When the witch appears it gives an uneasy feeling because she goes full frontal. A good entry in the series for the lovers of Lovecraft.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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