Masters of Horror : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 28, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Paul Katz
    91
    Happy Halloween. [28 Oct 2005, p.79]
  2. It's simply a great idea that, if early indications are accurate, could stand as a horror classic for a television genre that's been inconsistent at best over the years.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    Any doubts the tube can get graphic enough for today's gore-heads disappear almost instantly with tonight's premiere installment.
  4. "Masters of Horror," like any anthology, can be judged only after many installments, but it's off to a tantalizingly creepy start.
  5. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    75
    Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
  6. True, it's not quite "Tales From the Crypt" but is better than "Tales From the Darkside."
  7. 63
    And that's the problem. Is it horror or just horrible? Is it scary or just bloody?
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    9
    Wow this series was something truly remarkable if your a fan of horror,each epsiode had a different actor who has made a name for themselvesWow this series was something truly remarkable if your a fan of horror,each epsiode had a different actor who has made a name for themselves in the horror genre and each epsiode was good in its own right.This is a must see for horror fans. Full Review »
  2. ChrisC
    Oct 10, 2006
    8
    People who complain about this series are not true fans of the horror genre. Episodes like Imprint, Cigarette Burns and The Fair Haired-Child People who complain about this series are not true fans of the horror genre. Episodes like Imprint, Cigarette Burns and The Fair Haired-Child were a fine example in what horror films should be... TERRIFYING. If you are offended by images of nudity, gore, satanism or basically anything else included in the genre we refer to as "HORROR" than I suggest you go rent something like Scream 3 or Jeepers Creepers. *Also, I dont know how people can post negative comments on this series after only watching one episode. I would say that 6 out of the 13 episodes are extremely good, and the rest are just campy generic cheese.* Full Review »
  3. RyanM
    Dec 22, 2005
    10
    This series isn't for everyone. For people that know movies and know horror, you won't be dissapointed. (For the most part) I This series isn't for everyone. For people that know movies and know horror, you won't be dissapointed. (For the most part) I wasn't too thrilled about chocalate, however jenifer, Cigarrette Burns, and one other i cant recall, are just damn good. No if's ands or buts...... well maybe a few butts. Full Review »