Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 12

Haeckel's Tale (27 Jan. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 2,078 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 18 critic

While on his way to see his sick father, a man takes shelter with an elderly man and his young wife but soon discovers their horrible secret.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 358 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
a list of 381 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 62 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 321 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Haeckel's Tale" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Haeckel's Tale (27 Jan 2006)

Haeckel's Tale (27 Jan 2006) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Masters of Horror.
« Previous Episode | 12 of 26 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
John Ralston
Micki Maunsell ...
...
Dr. Hauser (as Gerrard Plunkett)
...
Ernst Haeckel
Pablo Coffey ...
Chester
...
Warren Kimmel ...
Faron
...
Rachel
...
Young Woman
Tom McBeath ...
Wolfram
Leela Savasta ...
Christopher DeLisle ...
Elise's Dead Husband
Edit

Storyline

In the nineteen century, a man seeks help with a necromancer, asking her to revive his beloved wife. The woman advises him that the process could be dangerous, since she can bring the body back, but not necessarily the spirit and proposes him to listen to Haeckel's story to help in his decision. Ernst Haeckel is a cocky medical student fascinated with resuscitation. When the illness of his father becomes terminal, he travels to visit him and in his journey he meets the necromancer Montesquino, who claims to have the ability to bring the dead back to life. While preparing to spend the night nearby a cemetery, the old man Wolfram offers him shelter in his home, telling him that it would be very dangerous to stay near the necropolis. Haeckel accepts the invitation and meets his young wife Elise Wolfram. He feels seduced by the sexy woman, and sooner he finds her eternal love for her deceased husband. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

George A. Romero was originally going to direct, but couldn't fit it in his schedule. Then Roger Corman was approached to helm the episode, but health issues came up and he was then replaced by John McNaughton. See more »

Goofs

The supposedly dead body that Chester brought to Ernst clearly shows breathing chest movements. See more »

Soundtracks

Hush, Little Baby
(traditional)(uncredited)
Performed by Leela Savasta
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eternal Love
26 January 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the nineteen century, a man seeks help with a necromancer, asking her to revive his beloved wife. The woman advises him that the process could be dangerous, since she can bring the body back, but not necessarily the spirit and proposes him to listen to Haeckel's story to help in his decision. Ernst Haeckel (Derek Cecil) is a cocky medical student fascinated with resuscitation. When the illness of his father becomes terminal, he travels to visit him and in his journey he meets the necromancer Montesquino (Jon Polito), who claims to have the ability to bring the dead back to life. While preparing to spend the night nearby a cemetery, the old man Wolfram (Tom McBeath) offers him shelter in his home, telling him that it would be very dangerous to stay near the necropolis. Haeckel accepts the invitation and meets his young wife Elise Wolfram (Leela Savasta). He feels seduced by the sexy woman, and sooner he finds her eternal love for her deceased husband.

"Haeckel's Tale" is a great erotic zombie tale and one of the best episodes of "Masters of Horror". The atmosphere is creepy, and the Canadian is one of the sexiest actresses I have ever seen. Her sensual "zombie gang bang" is morbidly fascinating and absolutely original, but not for conservative and bigoted audiences. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Terrível História de Haeckel" ("The Terrible Story of Haeckel")


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
best episode amandabunny22
sick girl has aspergers syndrome. tbirum
What episode/scene did you unintentionally find the funniest? Minimize
Is 'John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns' the best from S1 AndrewBarclayUK
Please help us fund a movie starring Misty Mundae! jakebee2244
Your thoughts on 'Incident on and off a mountain road' Agnelin
Discuss Haeckel's Tale (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?