Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ernest Dickerson - "The V Word (Masters Of Horror)"

Hmm. Dickerson's a 'master of horror'? Doing some quick imdb research, I see he's been behind TV episodes of shows like 'ER', 'Heroes', 'Weeds', and 'The Wire'. Some good shows, perhaps, but..ah well. Give the guy a chance, right?

In this case, 'The V Word' is a tale of a couple of teenage thrillseekers who break into a funeral home. You can guess what that becomes. They accidentally unleash a vampire, and things, from there, go awry. Bland story, predictable script, average acting. Another sore disappointment from this series.

If you're wondering why I still watch 'Masters Of Horror', there are episodes like 'H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams In The Witch House', by director Stuart Gordon, that are righteously good, or Dario Argento's 'Jenifer', which goes nicely to the extremes of sex and violence. These are easily recommendable, if you're looking for a quick (hour-long) slice of good, gory horror that doesn't presume you to be an ignorant fool. 'The V Word', though, is trite and entirely unnecessary.

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