Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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Incident on and Off a Mountain Road 

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 »


Don Coscarelli


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

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

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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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My second favorite episode of the series!
5 September 2009 | by eytand94See all my reviews

The Plot: Ellen is driving along the road, when she accidentally crashes. When she wakes up, she's not hurt. But the worst is yet to come. A disfigured slasher from off the road named Moonface attacks, forcing Ellen to run for her life. But that's when she remembers her husband, Bruce, and his lessons of surviving and trapping your attacker. Using those lessons, Ellen fights back and tries to stop the killer. If she can't do that, then she's going to meet a grisly end.

The Film: Don Coscarelli's "Phantasm" is a very entertaining horror film, one that is filled with gore, tension, and scares. So, when I heard Coscarelli was going to direct the TV adaptation of Southern writer Joe R. Lansdale's "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road" for "Masters of Horror," I was intrigued. I was never quite a fan of the "Phantasm" sequels or "Bubba Ho-Tep," but Coscarelli's entry in the series is great fun all the way. "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road" is a surprisingly original slasher movie, with plenty of gore, a hip villain, and a sexy heroine. Bree Turner is very good as Ellen, with Ethan Embry("That Thing You Do")as Bruce, and John De Santis as Moonface. And Angus Scrimm, the infamous Tall Man of "Phantasm," has a terrific cameo here as a wacko dude from Moonface's lair.

The Result: Original, bloody, and entertaining are the three words to describe "Masters of Horror: Incident On And Off A Mountain Road." Don Coscarelli is a great director, and hopefully, he will make more movies like this one. "Hell of a night...huh, Moonface?"

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