Fear Itself: Season 1
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As for the show itself, it's actually season 3 of "Masters of Horror" just moved from SHOWTIME to NBC so the stories had to be shortened for commerecials and the nudity was taken out and the blood and gore was lessened. But that's fine with me. Horror does not mean lots of splattered blood. Horror should give you some chills, give you an unexpected shock. That's what some of these stories do. If you enjoy horror I think you should try this out.
After a two year run the makers of the series took it to network TV at NBC and changed the name to FEAR ITSELF. The gore quotient dropped and of course most of the nudity as well, but the same idea and some of the same directors continued on. As with most anthology series, the episodes went up and down, good and bad. But for the most part, each and every participant delivered the goods.
This week Lionsgate is releasing the entire series of FEAR ITSELF on DVD. The series comes in an appropriate box shaped like a tombstone and the four discs included have some great things to offer scare fans. Consider it an early Halloween present.
The 13 episodes should find something for everyone from atmospheric pieces to out and out blood curdling, scream inducing chills. Directors include Stuart Gordon (THE RE-ANIMATOR), Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSHCHO), John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) and several others. Rather than discuss each one, here is the best and the worst.
Of the 13 the weakest was an entry called CHANCE starring Ethan Embry. It tells the tale of a man driven by failure and poverty to make a decision that results in catastrophe. When Chance (the character's name) tries to sell an antique pot to a dealer, he discovers he's been had having paid much more than the dealer is willing to offer.Read more ›
This is the now gone and cancelled series that once was called "The Masters of Horror" on Showtime, they cancelled and on to NBC I believe it was we were treated to this. You could call it MOH season 3 or by its actual title "Fear It'Self" but what ever you call it once more it is great. Creator Mick Garris continued what he was doing with the original show by having well known directors and writers do the episodes, I wish it would have been renewed. To me there is no better way to tell a story as far as TV is concerned then in the anthology format. It seems more fun to have a completely different story every week, really is there any type of show that is better?
The DVD release is kind of a mixed bag since the DVD placement is weird; it is one of those flip side style releases with episodes on each side. The thing is all four of the discs are put on top of each other with nothing in between, two on the right side of the case and two on the left so the packaging could use some work. Also another kinda weird thing is that the episodes are not put in the order they appeared on TV, but that is not really a big deal since you get every episode including those that were not aired. There is a little something here for everyone from the non stop bloody to the more ghostly like tales, I am pleased with all although some more than others.
EATER-this is a personal favorite of mine about a cannibalistic serial killer who is finally appended by the police. Thing is he as the ability to become who ever he eats if he eats their heart before it stops beating. This one is full of suspense and blood and is very very entertaining.Read more ›
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This is a set of awesome spooky at time episodes of horror. Loved this show, thought it was a lot better than the Master of Horror series. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Seeking New Things
Like a master's of horror season 3, some stories are good some are crappy but for the good episodes this is a good findPublished 2 months ago by Omegatheundying
If you liked Masters of Horror, you will probably like this show. Both were created by Mick Garris, but Fear Itself features many more big names. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jamie
For $10, you can not go wrong with Fear Itself! There are 3 double-sided discs and one single. With 2 episodes per side, the transfers look great. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Randall Reisz
I really like this fear itself anthology horror series tv show its very entertaining. Very bizarre and interesting episodes.Published 5 months ago by Donell
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|Does this "Fear Itself" collection have English subtitles (SDH)?||
Sorry to say: no it does not. There's no setup options at all, just an episode selection as the main screen, then 1-6 scene selection for the episode screen (oddly enough, it doesn't even have a "play now" button, you literally have to choose scene 1 in order to start the episode) and... Read More
Oct 21, 2009 by Kerigman | See all 3 posts
|any different than tv versions||
it's the same as the broadcast versions.
Mar 4, 2012 by Michael Dobey | See all 2 posts
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