Masters Of Horror Rewatch: “Dance of the Dead”

Here we are: the first Masters of Horror episode from my favorite filmmaker of all time: the late, great Tobe Hooper.

Season 1, Episode 3: “Dance of the Dead

Director: Tobe Hooper

Original Air Date: November 11th, 2005

One of the coolest things about the Showtime anthology series Masters of Horror is that, in addition to codifying who many of the genre “masters” were (though it didn’t cover all of them; there were no episodes directed by Wes Craven or George Romero or David Cronenberg or a handful of other greats), the series gave opportunities to filmmakers that had fallen somewhat out of the pop culture consciousness to remind fans that they still had it—they just had to be given the chance. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the case of Tobe Hooper, who was something of a punching bag in the horror genre when his season 1 episode aired.
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