Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 12

Haeckel's Tale (27 Jan. 2006)

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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.

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

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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 »

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When Wolfram brings Haeckel to the cabin for the first time, it's clear that there are no other cabins next to it. However, when Haeckel walks to the cabin in the morning after waking up in the graveyard, there is now a big rustic cabin next to Wolfram and Elisa's cabin in the background. See more »

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you have to wait until the end for the horror
20 June 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This is really a slow builder. It's really the telling of Haeckel's story of course but it take a while before it all becomes creepy and even a bit scary. But at the end of the day it was rather good. Still, clocking in just under an hour I would have liked that the horror would come in earlier.

A necromancer's help is needed to revive a man's beloved wife. It is told that the process isn't without any danger. When Haeckel's father becomes ill he travels toward him but comes across the necromancer Montesquino showing him how to bring a dead dog alive. Haeckel is fascinated and stays at the house of an old man married to a beautiful young wife. Haeckel is warned not to visit the cemetery nearby because the necropolis has it's dark secrets but Haeckel is attracted to the young woman and discovers her dark secrets.

It is until the dark secrets are shown on the necropolis that the real horror comes in. Sure, when Montesquino shows that he can bring the dog back alive has it's own gruesome show but face it, the necrophilia at the end with the young woman is were it really starts to work. Leela Savasta who plays the young woman shows it all here and goes fully naked on the grave to have sex with the death and even goes for a trio. Leela moved further after this episode to some famous series and she's best known as Tracey Anne in the much acclaimed Battlestar Galactica (2008) series.

I can understand that some will hate this episode due the storytelling and nothing really happening until the final minutes but it's worth the wait.

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


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