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Sunday, January 29, 2006 |
( 1/29/2006 09:21:00 AM ) Bill S.
SHOWTIME WIMPS OUT – Gotta admit I was initially confused to read in Entertainment Weekly that this week's airing of "Haeckel's Tale" was Masters of Horror's season finale. According to the Showtime site, thirteen episodes are supposed to be aired, of which "Tale" is only number twelve – with Takashi Miike's "Imprint" still unaccounted for. Still, listening to an end credits voiceover telling us that new eps of the show will be coming next fall sure gave the impression that the series' first season was over. So what's the story?
Digging a bit on the Internet, I learned that "Imprint" is, in fact, not going to be aired on the show – the offering apparently being deemed too "intense" for MoH. This act of namby-pambyism will doubtless will pique horror junkies' curiosity about the film 'til its Anchor Bay DVD release next fall. So how transgressive do you have to be to get kept off a series that (in the case of "Haeckel's Tale") is willing to give you a sex scene 'tween a naked young woman and a rotting zombie, anyway? And am I the only MoH viewer getting vibes of John Carpenter's "Cigarette Burns" on this?