History YMMV / MastersOfHorror

18th Aug '15 1:45:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* EarWorm: "Jesus Gave Me Water" song from ''Family''. [[http://www.goear.com/listen/7bd7273/jesus-gave-me-water-the-dixiaries Hear]]
* EsotericHappyEnding: ''Sick Girl'' plays its ending completely straight... except [[spoiler:we ''know'' the bug's offspring explode out of their parents, so the girls are going to die horribly in a matter of days.]] You call that ''liberating''?!?
* FridgeBrilliance: In ''Family'', when David (who is a doctor) casually meets Harold in the hospital waiting room with a nasty cut in his forehead after having suffered a car accident, he lets him jump the line saying that Celia wouldn't forgive him if Harold bled to death [[spoiler: because that would deprive her of the chance to torture and kill him herself.]]
* HollywoodHomely: Women try to distract male attention by wearing unflattering clothes, with varying degrees of success in ''The Screwfly Solution''.
* HoYay: [[ShirtlessScene Dalibor]] and Kirby in ''Cigarette Burns''.

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* EarWorm: "Jesus Gave Me Water" song from ''Family''."Family". [[http://www.goear.com/listen/7bd7273/jesus-gave-me-water-the-dixiaries Hear]]
* EsotericHappyEnding: ''Sick Girl'' "Sick Girl" plays its ending completely straight... except [[spoiler:we ''know'' the bug's offspring explode out of their parents, so the girls are going to die horribly in a matter of days.]] You call that ''liberating''?!?
* FridgeBrilliance: In ''Family'', "Family", when David (who is a doctor) casually meets Harold in the hospital waiting room with a nasty cut in his forehead after having suffered a car accident, he lets him jump the line saying that Celia wouldn't forgive him if Harold bled to death [[spoiler: because that would deprive her of the chance to torture and kill him herself.]]
* HollywoodHomely: Women try to distract male attention by wearing unflattering clothes, with varying degrees of success in ''The "The Screwfly Solution''.Solution".
* HoYay: [[ShirtlessScene Dalibor]] and Kirby in ''Cigarette Burns''."Cigarette Burns".



** Brown Jenkin camps hilariously in ''Dreams in the Witch-House'', even going "boo!" at a passing police officer for no reason whatsoever after [[spoiler:brutally murdering the main protagonist.]]
** While ''Imprint'' is supposed to be a serious story, some of the actors' thick accents make it kind of hilarious.
** ''The Screwfly Solution'' is rife with this, especially Amy, who's got to be the most suicidally stupid teenager ever portrayed in fiction.

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** Brown Jenkin camps hilariously in ''Dreams "Dreams in the Witch-House'', Witch-House", even going "boo!" at a passing police officer for no reason whatsoever after [[spoiler:brutally murdering the main protagonist.]]
** While ''Imprint'' "Imprint" is supposed to be a serious story, some of the actors' thick accents make it kind of hilarious.
** ''The "The Screwfly Solution'' Solution" is rife with this, especially Amy, who's got to be the most suicidally stupid teenager ever portrayed in fiction.



* SheReallyCanAct: Erin Brown, previously known as Misty Mundae in a lot of softcore lesbian videos (often {{Mockbuster}}s), does a surprisingly good job in ''Sick Girl''.

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* SheReallyCanAct: Erin Brown, previously known as Misty Mundae in a lot of softcore lesbian videos (often {{Mockbuster}}s), does a surprisingly good job in ''Sick Girl''."Sick Girl".



** The title character of ''Jenifer'' somehow has an incredibly seductive effect on the male characters, despite being a [[NightmareFace horribly deformed]] [[spoiler: ChildEater]] who [[HybridMonster may not even be human]].
** ''Sounds Like'' has lots of worms. And the worse thing is that you can ''hear'' them [[HellIsThatNoise eating flesh]].
* StrawmanHasAPoint: For all the other blatant lies of the administration in ''Homecoming'', they do have a point when they declare zombies a potential risk to public health.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: ''We All Scream for Ice Cream'' is about a ghost clown that kills people by giving voodoo ice cream of them to their children.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [[spoiler: In ''The V Word'', the vampire Justin commits suicide by exposing himself to the sun while being strapped to a cross-shaped table. His last words are in fact "God, make it stop soon".]]

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** The title character of ''Jenifer'' "Jenifer" somehow has an incredibly seductive effect on the male characters, despite being a [[NightmareFace horribly deformed]] [[spoiler: ChildEater]] who [[HybridMonster may not even be human]].
** ''Sounds Like'' "Sounds Like" has lots of worms. And the worse thing is that you can ''hear'' them [[HellIsThatNoise eating flesh]].
* StrawmanHasAPoint: For all the other blatant lies of the administration in ''Homecoming'', "Homecoming", they do have a point when they declare zombies a potential risk to public health.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: ''We "We All Scream for Ice Cream'' Cream" is about a ghost clown that kills people by giving voodoo ice cream of them to their children.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [[spoiler: In ''The "The V Word'', Word", the vampire Justin commits suicide by exposing himself to the sun while being strapped to a cross-shaped table. His last words are in fact "God, make it stop soon".]]
18th Aug '15 1:41:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Harold in ''Family''. Interpretations of the ending can vary wildly depending on whether or not you view him as responsible for his own actions or not. On the one hand, we see that he does have hallucinations...on the other hand, his crimes show clear premeditation, and he hides them well enough to indicate that he knows other people would not approve.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Harold in ''Family''."Family". Interpretations of the ending can vary wildly depending on whether or not you view him as responsible for his own actions or not. On the one hand, we see that he does have hallucinations...on the other hand, his crimes show clear premeditation, and he hides them well enough to indicate that he knows other people would not approve.
6th Jun '15 8:15:31 AM backpack
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Harold in ''Family''. Interpretations of the ending can vary wildly depending on whether or not you view him as responsible for his own actions or not. On the one hand, we see that he does have hallucinations...on the other hand, his crimes show clear premeditation, and he hides them well enough to indicate that he knows other people would not approve.
31st Mar '15 6:44:45 AM backpack
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: For all the other blatant lies of the administration in ''Homecoming'', they do have a point when they declare zombies a potential risk to public health.
14th Oct '14 5:37:37 PM Remegy64
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** "Pelts" is a particularity cynical look at [[FurAndLoathing the Fur industry]], with it's CruellaToAnimals overtones and every one of the characters dying in quite a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionately gruesome]] manor which 'karmically' mirrors each of their respective jobs. What really pushes this over the edge is that even the relatively harmless role of a seamstress gets included with one of the most gruesome deaths [[spoiler: (she ends up being possessed into [[DisproportionateRetribution sewing her own eyes, nose and mouth shut,]] which also causes her to then slowly suffocate to death)]].
16th Aug '14 9:54:34 PM Austin
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Depending on one's interpretation, Jenifer could either be a Siren or some kind of demonic temptress who lures men to their doom, or she could just be a severely disfigured and ''severely'' disturbed young woman. In particular, her ability to repeatedly make men lust and obsess over her (oftentimes to the point of insanity) despite her monstrous face is something that can be interpreted in quite a few different ways.
** Shredding people to pieces with her bare hands (or teeth), even the armed man who was hired to catch her seems to be more supernatural than [[FavorsForTheSexy manipulating men with sex]].



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The episode "Homecoming" is a brick-through-plate-glass rant against needless wars, and government corruption and duplicity. It doesn't just drop an anvil on the viewers, it drops a railroad car full of pig iron -- and it only works ''because'' the message isn't hidden. Unfortunately, it spawned a MisaimedFandom that were screaming about how [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ann Coulter wasn't eaten by zombies...]][[note]] But she WAS.[[/note]] They also have Karl Rove's ersatz having his eyes gouged out and his head repeatedly slammed on a metal table until he dies. This happens 10 minutes after he says,
-->''Kurt Rand'': The three of us sold a war, dammit! We sold a war based on nothing but horseshit and elbow grease! We are the best in the goddamn game!
-->''David Murch'': It's not a goddamn game, Kurt!
30th Jul '14 4:46:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Different for everyone. Common picks are ''Imprint'', ''The Fair-Haired Child'', ''Jenifer'', ''Cigarette Burns'', ''Homecoming'' and ''Family''.
** ''Imprint'' gets a nod just because TakashiMiike went ''so far'' into the extreme that they couldn't even air the episode!
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** It probably shouldn't have been funny, but the main heroine finding the killer's skeletons in ''Family'' is funny mostly because of how excited the skulls look to meet her.
** A couple other episodes are pretty funny if you take them tongue in cheek. An example might be the ending to ''Pick Me Up''.
** Landis' other contribution, ''Deer Woman'', we are treated to three '''''hilarious''''' [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]].
23rd Jun '14 2:50:24 PM Charsi
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** Shredding people to pieces with her bare hands (or teeth), even the armed man who was hired to catch her seems to be more supernatural than [[SexyLadysFavor manipulating men with sex]].

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** Shredding people to pieces with her bare hands (or teeth), even the armed man who was hired to catch her seems to be more supernatural than [[SexyLadysFavor [[FavorsForTheSexy manipulating men with sex]].
23rd Jun '14 2:47:25 PM Charsi
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** Shredding people to pieces with her bare hands (or teeth), even the armed man who was hired to catch her seems to be more supernatural than [[SexyLadysFavor manipulating men with sex]].
12th Mar '14 5:35:57 AM ACW
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** From "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road", the silent EvilAlbino serial killer dubbed "Moonface" lives in a remote cabin in the woods. He periodically kidnaps people from the nearby road to brutally torture and murder them, taking care to dispose of their cars so no one will catch him. He typically uses an electric drill in his torture cellar to perforate his victims through the skull, [[EyeScream eyes first]]. Then he crucifies the corpses and displays them around his lawn. He has also kept an elderly man captive for an untold amount of time to the point that the guy went completely crazy and [[StockholmSyndrome became slavishly devoted to him]]. There are even some [[WouldHurtAChild infant skeletons]] stashed around his cabin, still in their baby carriages.
** From "Dreams in the Witch-House", the WickedWitch of the episode habitually sacrifices babies for her magic rituals. She uses her abilities to force various men to kill them for her, destroying countless more lives in the process. She also uses a ShapeshiftingSeducer trick to have sex with the protagonist by impersonating his neighbor, apparently to further mess with his mind for kicks. It's later discovered that there were at least 80 baby corpses hidden in the walls of the house going back all the way to the 1600s, so she has been willingly doing this for centuries and for seemingly no other reason than ForTheEvulz.
** From "The V Word", Mr. Chaney is a blood-thirsty vampire who sees his new transformation into a creature of the night as a great opportunity to murder people to his heart's content. He was also a pedophile before his undeath who sexually abused many boys at the school he worked at. He slaughters a mortuary's entire staff, turns two teenage boys in the age group he previously targeted to become his new obedient vamp minions and tries to force one of them to murder his little sister to prove himself to his new 'master'.

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** From "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road", Road," the silent EvilAlbino serial killer dubbed "Moonface" lives in a remote cabin in the woods. He periodically kidnaps people from the nearby road to brutally torture and murder them, taking care to dispose of their cars so no one will catch him. He typically uses an electric drill in his torture cellar to perforate his victims through the skull, [[EyeScream eyes first]]. Then he crucifies the corpses and displays them around his lawn. He has also kept an elderly man captive for an untold amount of time to the point that the guy went completely crazy and [[StockholmSyndrome became slavishly devoted to him]]. There are even some [[WouldHurtAChild infant skeletons]] stashed around his cabin, still in their baby carriages.
** From "Dreams in the Witch-House", Witch-House," the WickedWitch of the episode habitually sacrifices babies for her magic rituals. She uses her abilities to force various men to kill them for her, destroying countless more lives in the process. She also uses a ShapeshiftingSeducer trick to have sex with the protagonist by impersonating his neighbor, apparently to further mess with his mind for kicks. It's later discovered that there were at least 80 baby corpses hidden in the walls of the house going back all the way to the 1600s, so she has been willingly doing this for centuries and for seemingly no other reason than ForTheEvulz.
** From "The V Word", Word," Mr. Chaney is a blood-thirsty vampire who sees his new transformation into a creature of the night as a great opportunity to murder people to his heart's content. He was also a pedophile before his undeath who sexually abused many boys at the school he worked at. He slaughters a mortuary's entire staff, turns two teenage boys in the age group he previously targeted to become his new obedient vamp minions and tries to force one of them to murder his little sister to prove himself to his new 'master'."master".
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