Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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A sleazy, desperate fur trader who haunts a local strip club, gets his hands on some priceless raccoon furs that might be more than just priceless but cursed.


Dario Argento


Mick Garris (creator), Matt Venne (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Meat Loaf ... Jake Feldman (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Link Baker ... Lou Chinaski
Emilio Salituro ... Sergio
Elise Lew Elise Lew ... Sue Chin Yao
Shawn Hall Shawn Hall ... Bouncer
Sylvesta Stuart ... Beefy Bouncer
Ellen Ewusie ... Shanna
John Saxon ... Jeb 'Pa' Jameson
Michal Suchánek ... Larry Jameson (as Michal Suchanek)
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Mother Mayter
Melissa Gonzalez Melissa Gonzalez ... Mira
Darren E. Scott ... Agent
Chuck Duffy Chuck Duffy ... Detective
Kelvin Lum Kelvin Lum ... Cop


Sleazy fur trader Jake Feldman will do anything for quality skin. When Jake crosses paths with fur trapper Jameson offering raccoon pelts caught at the sight of an ancient burial place, Jake jumps at the chance to cash in by stealing them in order to win the heart of a stripper named Shanna. But little does Jake know is that the raccoon pelts are cursed and will bring bloody revenge against anyone who touches them. Written by Matt Patay

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1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Asia Argento was the initial choice for the role of Shanna but turned down the role due to get busy schedule. See more »


References Cheerleader Camp (1988) See more »

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Delightfully Nasty Episode from the Master of Horror-Masters
3 February 2009 | by Witchfinder-General-666See all my reviews

If there is one man on this planet who deserves the title "Master Of Horror" it is doubtlessly the great Dario Argento. The genius behind masterpieces such as "Profondo Rosso", "Suspiria", "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage", "Phenomena", "Tenebre" and others is doubtlessly one of the greatest Horror directors who ever lived (to me personally, he's one of the greatest directors ever, regardless of genre), and it is therefore no wonder that his entries to the "Masters Of Horror" series were those I was most looking forward to (which is probably the case with most Horror fans). His contribution to the first season, "Jennifer" was an incredibly creepy and deliciously demented little film that ranked among the best episodes in the first season, but I personally liked "Pelts" even more. After Takashi Miike's "Imprint" (Season 1, Episode 13), "Pelts" is arguably my second-to-favorite entry to the "Masters Of Horror" series. While the premise of the MoH series, and the 1 hour Runtime does not allow Argento to build up his brilliant mysteries (be it with supernatural elements, such as in "Suspiria" and "Phenomena" or without, such as in his Giallo-masterpieces), Argento still delivers genuinely creepy and purely ingenious Horror. In "Pelts" it is a curse that has been placed upon the pelts of a rare raccoon species that brings Horror into the life of the sleazy fur-trader Jake Feldman(Meat Loaf Aday)... I do not want to give away too much, but I can assure that this episode delivers about everything one could desire in a "Masters of Horror" episode - Genuine creepiness, extreme gore and brutality, a very morbid sense of Humor, lots of female nudity, a sublime atmosphere and a great cast. Rockstar Meat Loaf Aday has given proof of his acting skills on several occasions by now, and he fits perfectly in his role here. Horror lovers, however, will be even more delighted to see cult-actor John Saxon in a supporting role. The female cast members are entirely hot, especially the lesbian stripper that Feldman is obsessed with. Overall, this bizarre and genuinely nasty episode is yet another proof that Argento is an absolute master of atmosphere and creepiness, and one of the most highly recommendable entries to the "Masters Of Horror" series.

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