masters of horror
published Monday, December 12, 2005 by j | email this post
this weekend i was sick as a dog, but was able to catch up on some tv and web design work. i watched joe dante's contribution to showtime's 'masters of horror' miniseries, which was an unexpectedly fun twist on the zombie story - soldiers killed in iraq come back from the dead to vote against the conservative president's re-election.
what's most fun about the show is that it's called 'masters of horror' and the expected source of the 'horror,' the zombies, are totally non-threatening. they speak a few words, and politely show up to register to vote. joe dante very clearly depicts the 'horror' as being that committed by the bush administration. a great, timely, fun script, meant to preach to the converted in a previously unseen way. bravo. and thea gill as the ann coulter character was fantastic.