Saturday, October 29, 2005
"Incident on and off a Mountain Road" -- Joe R. Lansdale
Showtime has a new series called Masters of Horror, 13 one-hour movies by the directors of famous horror films and based on stories by some of the greats, including Joe Lansdale, whose "Incident on and off a Mountain Road" kicks things off. I guess they wanted to get off to a rousing start, and this story does the job. A young woman, whose husband has given her considerable survival training, has an accident along a deserted stretch of highway and finds herself mixed up with Moonface, a serial killer who makes Hannibal Lecter look like Archie Andrews. She turns out to be a lot more resourceful than Moonface figures, but that's not the whole story. You'll have to read the short or watch the movie to find out more because I'm not going to spoil it for you. It'll make your Halloween weekend even creepier, but don't watch right after you eat. Great stuff. Check it out.