Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 1

The Damned Thing (27 Oct. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 1,732 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 16 critic

The Damned Thing is the apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force that devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there is a connection between ... See full summary »



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

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 996 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
a list of 130 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
a list of 62 titles
created 28 May 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
a list of 336 titles
created 06 Mar 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Damned Thing (27 Oct 2006)

The Damned Thing (27 Oct 2006) on IMDb 5.3/10

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 | 14 of 26 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode complete credited cast:
Deputy Strauss
Mikey Reddle
Brent Stait ...
John Reddle
Jodi Reddle
Ryan Drescher ...
Young Kevin
Andrew McIlroy ...
Joe Litton
Dr. Cohen
Father Tulli
Gabe Green
Ocean Hellman ...
Eileen Barrett ...


The Damned Thing is the apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force that devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there is a connection between this mysterious, invisible force which made his father kill his mother back in 1981, and he sets out to uncover and stop the so-called "Damned Thing" before it decimates his whole town by forcing the residents to kill each other and themselves. Written by masters of horror

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Horror | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


A large object which appears to be a squib is visible under the journalist's shirt when he's shot by the sheriff. See more »


Features C-Bear and Jamal (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oil's Well That Does not End Well
6 November 2010 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

This episode of Masters of Horror has some excellent aspects and some rather dubious ones as well. Now, I am not one of those Hooper haters. I actually think much of his work - mostly early am afraid - is quite good - and some even amazing. He definitely has talent. But this episode's faults are mostly with the script not the direction. Hooper got me interested early and the performances were all very adequate - some a bit over-the-top undoubtedly. The story concerns a man who as a child witnessed some inexplicable force taking over his father and "making" him execute the boy's mother and try to kill the boy. Thirty Years later the force rises again and haunts the boy and the town - as we discover that the force not only had changed the boy's father but also caused the townsfolk to go mad and on a killing spree. Well, things go fairly fluidly until the last fifteen minutes or so where all hell breaks looses both figuratively and literally. I like the way Hooper shot the scenes, but the story dissolves really at the end into one big "What just happened?".Sean Patrick Flannery does a good job in the lead and Sam Raimi's brother Ted gives an overblown yet fun performance as a local priest. Although Hooper shows he still has touches, he needs to find better material to work his craft with.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
sick girl has aspergers syndrome. tbirum
What episode/scene did you unintentionally find the funniest? Minimize
Does anyone else think The Washingtonians was stupid or am I the only... libbyhatch21-1
Your thoughts on 'Incident on and off a mountain road' Agnelin
Horror? Really? JoannaLannister
Rate season 1 episodes from best to worst seph82
Discuss The Damned Thing (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: