Our horror resource, Dread Central
, has graciously provided us with a review of the latest installment in Showtime's Masters of Horror series. The episode, entitled "The Washingtonians", was directed by Peter Medak and stars Jonathan Schaech. The show will air tomorrow.
Here is an excerpt from the review: Comedy is tough. Mixing horror and humor is even tougher. Director Peter Medak's one claim to fame is the classic brood fest The Changeling, and the closest thing he's done to outright comedy is the colossal bomb Species II. It goes without saying that he probably wasn't the best candidate for this material, and his solution is to go over the top in all the wrong ways. Still from The WashingtoniansWatching gaggles of over-acting cannibals decked out in pasty white make-up and stage garb only makes for a few laughs, and while much of the episode is designed to be funny, it's more unintentional than not. Moments of suspense are hysterically ludicrous while all the deliberate jokes (which include the world's worst Bush punchline) are utterly, painfully bad.
Masters of Horror: "The Washingtonians" Review