Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
6.5/10
5,119
40 user 11 critic

Incident on and Off a Mountain Road 

Trailer
1:49 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Don Coscarelli

Writers:

Don Coscarelli (teleplay), Stephen Romano (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bree Turner ... Ellen
Angus Scrimm ... Buddy
John DeSantis ... Moonface (as John De Santis)
Ethan Embry ... Bruce
Heather Feeney ... Young Woman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Angus Scrimm had already worked with director Don Coscarelli on the Phantasm movies. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buddy: They say the eyes are the window to the soul. You see so many bad things in your life. It all comes in through your eyes. And sometimes your eyes lie to you, and show you things you don't wanna see. The eyes see all the evil, all the evil in the world...
See more »

Soundtracks

If Ever
(uncredited)
Performed by Gratitude
See more »

User Reviews

 
Silly, gory, trippy and very promising opener to the "Masters of Horror"-series!
22 April 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The first installment of the much-anticipated series "Masters of Horror" certainly wasn't a disappointment, although the script hardly looks like the work of a "master". Any second-rate horror scriptwriter during the 1980's could have come up with this plot, but of course that doesn't mean "Incident on and off a Mountain Road" is any less entertaining. Director Don Coscarelli deserved his place in the horror hall of fame thanks to his on-going "Phantasm"-series, which has a lot of fans including myself, and the more recent hit "Bubba Ho Tep"; starring genre favorite Bruce Campbell. None of Coscarelli's previous movies were ever exaggeratedly gore, but this 60 minutes episode is pretty blood-soaked and contains several brutal images of torture and dismemberment. The story is simple and handles about a young woman involved in a banal car accident on a remote mountain road who then gets violently chased by a mythical-type monster that stabs out his victims' eyes and subsequently crucifies them. Ellen tries to outsmart the creep by using tricks and booby-traps she learned from her obsessive commando trooper ex-husband (whom we get to know through brief flashbacks). The monster, Moonface, is quite an engaging one man freak show and he somewhat looks like a crossover between Lurch, the Addams Family butler, and The Creeper from "Jeepers Creeper". The dungeon where Moonface brings his victims is stuffed with gruesome torture devices and an impressive collection of severely decomposing human body parts. Beautiful Bree Turner is very good as the hunted prey and there's a truly cool supportive role for Agnus "The Tall Man" Scrimm as the fool who survives in the monster's cellar. "Incident on and off a Mountain Road" by no means is a memorable or innovating horror spectacle, but if the rest of the series will be equally entertaining as this first episode, I'll be more than satisfied.


6 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 40 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed