Fear Itself: Season 1
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- Every episode includes a ”Recipe for Fear” - a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the episode plus an interview with the director.
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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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I am a fan of horror anthologies. I digested this first season (waiting for more) in about three days. Some of the stories are pretty neat, some of them are kind of off. Read morePublished 14 days ago by R. Hunt
the only reason i rated fear itself low is because it was weirder than i thought they would be. some will love that. i love ghost stories a lot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ellyn shivers
First off, let me begin by saying I did enjoy this series as a whole. I watched the entire thing when it was available to stream on Netflix around 2010-2011. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Ross Mcallister
I watched this on netflix and granted some of the stories are kind of eh, there are a few gems that I just love and can watch over and over again. Read morePublished 4 months ago by EMG
I'm happy I own this now. I'm sad that this show got cancelled. It had so much potential. It's a great find to add to my horror collection.Published 4 months ago by Breana
Stephen Hart did an Awesome job in the segment called Eater!!Published 5 months ago by Ronald S. Causey
Only con is that the discs are double sided. Awesome show though!Published 5 months ago by Howard B.
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