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Masters of Horror: Don Coscarelli - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road [DVD]


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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Widescree presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 tvs
    • Predators and prec: An interview with Don Coscarelli
    • Working with a master: Don Coscarelli
    • On set: An interview with John De Santis
    • On set: An interview with Ethan Emery
    • Behind the scenes: the making of Incident on and Off a Mountain Road
    • Audio commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and writer Stephen Romano
    • Audio commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and author Joe R. Lansdale
    • Trailers
    • Still gallery
    • Don Coscarelli bio
    • DVD-ROM: Screenplay
    • DVD-ROM: Screen saver
    • Closed Captioned


    The Showtime series Masters of Horror opens with Phantasm director Don Coscarelli's Incident on and off a Mountain Road, based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, who also wrote the story on which Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep was based. As the tale opens, Ellen is driving on the eponymous twisty and remote road in the middle of the night, when she takes her eyes off the road for a moment and plows into another car. Waking up a short time later, she goes to check the other car, and finds a trail of blood leading to the side of the road. She calls out to see if anyone needs help. It's soon apparent that someone does, and that someone is Ellen. There's a gruesome giant of a man (John De Santis) dragging another girl up toward the road, and Ellen quickly realizes that her life's in danger. She flashes back to the training she received from her boyfriend, Bruce (Ethan Embry), a survivalist who brought her to live with him in his cabin in the woods, and bullied her into learning how to defend herself. She runs into the woods, and sets a trap for the madman, injuring him, but this only seems to spur him on. Eventually, he catches up with Ellen and brings her back to his lair. There, she meets a demented elderly man in a wheelchair named Buddy (Angus Scrimm, the Tall Man from the director's Phantasm films), who explains that the madman must like something about her to let her live so long. Looking about the creepy abode, filled with the eyeless corpses of previous victims, Ellen can see for herself that her chances of surviving are not good. But she's determined to use everything Bruce taught her and get through this terrifying night. ~ Josh Ralske

    Cast & Crew

    • Bree Turner - Ellen
    • Ethan Embry - Bruce
    • John DeSantis - Moonface
    • Angus Scrimm - Buddy
    • Heather Feeney - Young Woman

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great horror movie!


      This was a really good movie, my wife and I liked it. My favorite was John De Santis, who plays the giant killer. (You may remember him from 13 Ghosts, he played The Giant.) This film was directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), and even has a cameo by Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man from Phantasm.) This was a good slasher film, but the plot's a little weird and it ends rather abruptly. Other than that, it was pretty good. I definitely recommend it! Also, some other good ones from the Masters of Horror series are Valerie on the Stairs, Cigarette Burns, Pelts, Haeckel's Tale, and The Fair Haired Child.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Scary monster man


      The story is a good one except I wasnt a big fan of the side story. Effects are great. It was a good way too start off the series though. Enjoy

      I would recommend this to a friend

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