"Masters of Horror" John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (TV Episode 2005) Poster


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Nosferatu (1922)
Movie Poster Shown
The Black Cat (1934)
referenced in the end credits
The Birds (1963)
referenced in the end credits
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
mentioned by Bellinger
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Mentioned by Bellinger.
Deep Red (1975)
Playing at the theatre
Videodrome (1983)
"Cigarette Burns" has a similar plot premise and character arc: Instead of a strange TV station whose films 'infect' the viewers and change their perception of reality, it's an old film print pf a rare horror movie. Just like the hero in Cronenberg's film, the hero here slowly loses his grip on reality and finally commits suicide at the end by shooting a bullet in his head.
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
The Lynchian dream sequence that starts when looks at a framed photo of his dead lover (in fancy dress and make-up like Laura Palmer).
The Ninth Gate (1999)
"Cigarette Burns" has an almost identical plot, only with the search for a rare book changed to the search for a rare film print. The main characters of the investigator and the collector who hires him are strongly similiar to those in "The Ninth Gate".
The Ring (2002)
The concept of a killer film that brings supernatural death to anyone who watches it. The 'cigarette burn' round flashes of fire that appear are a visual reference to the 'ring of light' in the American version.
Saw (2004)
Antibodies (2005)
Movie Poster can be seen
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Saw II (2005)

Referenced in 

Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Carpenter (2011) (TV Episode)
Carpenter talks about his episode

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