Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 1

Incident on and Off a Mountain Road (28 Oct. 2005)

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While driving at night along a lonely road through the mountains, Ellen gets distracted by her radio and hits a car parked on the road. She faints and looks for help since her car does not ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Moonface (as John De Santis)
Young Woman


While driving at night along a lonely road through the mountains, Ellen gets distracted by her radio and hits a car parked on the road. She faints and looks for help since her car does not start again. She meets Moonface pulling a woman in the woods. He's a deranged monster-like man that collects human bodies. She is abducted by Moonface, but she recalls the survival lessons of her husband Bruce as she faces and fights back against the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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During the chase scenes through the forest, there is thunder and lightning heard all the time, but never any rain. There are also pictures of a full moon on a clear sky, despite the thunder and lightning. See more »


Ellen: Hell of a night, huh Moonface
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a very good story
17 June 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

While in Europe this was stated as episode 2 this was in fact the opening for the Masters Of Horror series. Much acclaimed about the quality this indeed set the trend for what to come. While season two has it flows and did offer some episodes not exactly fitting into horror as the title of this series said this one does.

The atmosphere set the tone in the beginning while Ellen (Bree Turner) is driving a lonely dark road she's distracted from the road due tuning her radio and almost crashes into a parked car. Her car broken down she's out to find some help and comes across Mooonface (John DeSantis) while hunting down a woman. Moonface collects bodies. Suddenly this episode turns into a slasher with Ellen as the hero. But slowly this episode shows us who Ellen really was in her past. Being married to a Bruce (Ethan Embry) who learned her to defend herself with weapons and teaching survival skills out in the woods Ellen becomes the hunter. But she also comes across Buddy (Angus Scrimm) and old man being captured by Moonface so it seams.

Angus Scrimm is the one who carries this strange episode were not that much is explained about Moonface. It never really becomes gory like other episodes but it surely delivers a few entertaining moments like the eyes being removed by a drill machine.

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

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