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Masters Of Horror Screams Again on Showtime

The MASTERS OF HORROR series continues on Showtime in Jan. 2007 with WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE SCREAM, directed by Tom Holland (FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY) to debut Jan. 12 at 10:00 pm with repeats through the following Tuesday.

Screenplay by David J. Schow takes place years ago, when a youthful prank by a gang of kids known as the West End Bunch went seriously wrong. Now grown up and a parent himself, former West-Ender Layne Banixter (Lee Tergeson) witnesses the friends of his youth systematically murdered by their own children, who have inexplicably turned against them. In order to save his family, Layne must face long-buried fears and the realization that sometimes the sins of the fathers are visited upon the son. William Forsythe also stars in this adaptation of John Farris' short story.

Next up is THE BLACK CAT, directed by Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR, DAGON) on Jan. 19 at 10:00 pm.

The screenplay, by Gordon & Dennis Paoli, features Edgar Allan Poe (Jeffrey Combs), who is out of ideas and short of cash. Poe is tormented by a black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories.

RIGHT TO DIE, directed by Rob Schmidt (WRONG TURN), debuted on Jan. 5. In a topical horror story that takes a supernatural stand on the right-to-life debate, Abby has had her flesh has been charred and her body remains comatose, but from a strict medical perspective, she is still alive. Beset by guilt, her conflicted husband Cliff (Martin Donovan) is determined to get a court order to cease her pain. Her condition worsening, she repeatedly flat lines and is revived. But each time Abby's body dies, her apparition grows stronger, violently attacking those that have taken advantage of her plight. If Cliff pulls the plug, he's next on the list. Corbin Bernsen also stars.

Showtime's critically-acclaimed anthology series MASTERS OF HORROR is offering a stellar lineup of directors in its second season of 13 new one-hour episodes.

Exec producers of MASTERS OF HORROR are IDT Ent.'s Steve Brown, Morris Berger and John W. Hyde; Industry Ent.'s Andrew Deane & Keith Addis; and Nice Guy Prods.' Mark Garris. Reunion Pictures' Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe are producers. Industry's Adam Goldworm and Ben Browning are co-producers and continue as production execs on the series.

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