‘Masters of Horror’

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2005

Showtime’s ‘Masters of Horror’, which premiered last Friday night, will feature 13 original episodes directed by famed horror directors. And at least one of the episodes has a cryptozoological theme. In an AP article that was published on the CNN website last Thursday, details for the episode are given.

John Landis co-wrote his episode, Deer Woman, with his 20-year old son, Max Landis.

"I didn’t want to do a typical horror movie with serial killers or zombies," says the director.

Instead, he turned to a book on cryptozoology, the study of mythological beings. "(‘Deer Woman’) comes from an Indian myth, where you have this drop-dead gorgeous woman that comes out of the forest and seduces warriors," Landis explains. "From the thighs up, she’s this magnificent, beautiful woman, and from the thighs down, she’s a deer. And she seduces men and then kills them, quite brutally."

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “‘Masters of Horror’”

  1. Melissa responds:

    Yikes – lmao. But a deer woman?

  2. Autumnbelle responds:

    We native women are wily, there’s no doubt. About the legend itself, here is a good version of the story.

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