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"Masters of Horror" Homecoming (2005)

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Original Air Date:
2 December 2005 (Season 1, Episode 6)
A hotshot White House speech writer deals with the publicity nightmare of his life when recently deceased soldiers return from beyond the grave. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Thea Gill ... Jane Cleaver

Jon Tenney ... David Murch
Terry David Mulligan ... Marty Clark

Beverley Breuer ... Janet Hofstadter

Robert Picardo ... Kurt Rand

Dexter Bell ... Marine Guard #1

Jason Diablo ... Marine Guard #2
Karen Austin ... Mom
Daniel Wesley ... Bobby Earl Beeler
Penelope Corrin ... Registrar
J. Winston Carroll ... Rev. Clayton Poole (as J.W. Carroll)

Wanda Cannon ... Kathy Hobart
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Mr. Baker
Candus Churchill ... Mrs. Baker

Jason Emanuel ... Michael

Sean Carey ... Gordon Hofstadter

Ryan McDonell ... Phillip Murch

Charles Zuckermann ... 'Join Us' Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emy Aneke ... Principal (uncredited)
Connor Christopher Levins ... Young David (uncredited)

Jeff Sanca ... Soldier #1 (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joe Dante 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Sam Hamm (teleplay)

Dale Bailey (short story "Death & Suffrage")

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
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
Grant Rosenberg .... consulting producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... co-producer
Original Music by
Hummie Mann 
Cinematography by
Attila Szalay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
Production Design by
David Fischer 
Art Direction by
Teresa Weston 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle (key set decorator)
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
Makeup Department
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Cleo Gagner .... first hair assistant
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Amanda McGowan .... first assistant makeup artist
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: IDT Entertainment
Zaida Rodriguez .... assistant manager: IDT Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director
Brian Giddens .... 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
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator (as Leesa McNalley)
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
Regan Steele .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
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)
Kevin Konarzewski .... walla recordist (uncredited)
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)
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
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor: Anthem Visual Effects
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
John Cairns .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Paul Chapman .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Jean Lapointe .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Darren MacKay .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stu McRae .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects (as Stu MacRae)
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
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior cgi artist: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Au .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Gavin Buhr .... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Decker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Auger .... gaffer
Trevor Carabin .... best boy lighting
Bradley S. Creasser .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Brad Creasser)
Kieran Humphries .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy key grip
Richard Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Cove .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Grimshire .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Paul Matsalla .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
Lorelei Burk .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
David Reale .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: theme music (as Edward Shearmur)
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Timothy Huling .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Duane Shearer .... driver
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator
John Swetlikoe .... transportation captain
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Steve Best .... assistant to director
Kristi Blicharski .... unit publicist
Sheri Buckham .... assistant accountant
Jeny Cassady .... puppeteer
Nadine Cusworth .... production assistant
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Shalia Edl .... production coordinator
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Katy Lew .... assistant to producers
Sheri Mayervich .... location manager
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Louie Schwartzberg .... stock footage (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Dinean Stayk .... assistant location manager
Alison Stephen .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... script coordinator
Bonnie Sutherland .... set supervisor
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Raj Uppal .... assistant to producers (as Rajvinder Uppal)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Desiree Zurowski .... stand-in
Evan Chan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
Dan Walton .... thanks

Series Crew
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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
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Additional Details

58 min
Argentina:16 | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (self applied) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | Germany:16 | Italy:VM14 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA | USA:Not Rated (DVD)

Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: Used twice - A zombie gets blasted with a shotgun, and a zombie gets dragged by a car.See more »
Factual errors: Philip Murch's tombstone lists his rank as Lance Corporal. When he returns from the dead, he showing wearing an Army uniform. Lance Corporal is strictly a rank in the Marine Corps.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Dead of Night (1972)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining political satire that needed more zombie action, 9 September 2010
Author: Anthony Pittore III (Shattered_Wake) from Los Angeles, CA

Synopsis: During the presidential election, a political correspondent wishes the deceased soldiers of the recent war could rise and give their support to the incumbent candidate. He gets his wish when these dead veterans return from the grave and look towards Washington. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when the dead express their lack of gratitude to the selfish government and its politicians in their own Undead (but still American) way.

Review: While not a fan of the show myself, this episode was repeatedly recommended to me due to my love of zombies and my enjoyment of political satire. It didn't hurt that the typically entertaining Joe Dante (Piranha, Gremlins) was in the director's seat, either. Regardless of who directed, however, I knew that it was still a television episode and not a full film. Coming in at under an hour's runtime, I wasn't expecting the deepest, most thought-provoking social satire, but still looked forward to a good zombie flick. Ironically, it was reversed. For me, the film spent far too much time on the political commentary and all that goes with it and ignored what could've been a very fun, very interesting zombie flick. I'm 100% for satire & commentary in horror (no Romero fan could be against it, really); but when the satire puts the horror elements to the back burner, it loses its edge as a horror film and becomes a commentary film. Now, this isn't to say the episode isn't worth the (short) time. Technically speaking, the film's pretty good. The script is easy to get into and works well with Dante's direction, although much of the dialogue is wasted on some low-end, soap opera-style acting. Beyond that, there are some fantastic scenes (like the creepy first coffin scene) and the final few minutes are fantastic (especially the closing monologue). But, that's about it. Overall, it's very watchable and rather likable, but I'd have to say it's far too tame for the majority of horror fans. On the other hand, if it's a dark comedy bordering on drama similar to Fido that you're looking for, this isn't a bad way to go.

Final Verdict: 6/10. Could've been much better, perhaps as a feature with higher production values, but still worth a watch.


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