Which "Master" was MASTERS missing?

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Which "Master" would you like to see on MASTERS OF HORROR?

Poll closed Mar 3, 2006.
  1. George A. Romero

    23 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Takashi Miike

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. Wes Craven

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  4. Jess Franco

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. David Cronenberg

    19 vote(s)
    22.1%
  6. Sam Raimi

    7 vote(s)
    8.1%
  7. Bob Clark

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  8. Umberto Lenzi

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  9. Brian De Palma

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  10. William Friedkin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Rob Zombie

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  12. Eli Roth

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  13. Jeff Lieberman

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  14. Other

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    Romero would be excellent of course and he has done quite well with the shortened format in the past. It would be nice to see him get in there.

    Cronenberg would be totally incredible, but he would have no part in this so I couldn't really vote for him even though he is my favorite director.

    Rob Zombie would be interesting to say the least. I haven't seen enough cinematic output from him though to even imagine what it would be like. Both of his features are basically the same premise type deal. If his next feature is a dark comedy as he has spoken of recently, I would like to see him try another hand at horror in this format. I'd like to see him either try something supernatural or a creature feature would also be quite intriguing.

    Eli Roth! What can I say? I absolutely love the guy and I think he would do excellent with this format as well. He puts forth a fairly well balanced horror-comedy in his features and I think it would balance itself out even better with a shorter length. I'd like to see him try something a little more "light-hearted" than Hostel though, especially if he will be revisiting that film in it's sequel.

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    I think I'll have to go for Eli Roth as I could see him putting out something just plain entertaining without having to try too hard. He's had some experience whipping stuff together quickly and I'd like to see him tackle a random idea in a shortened format.

    Rob Zombie would probably be second for me, at least off the list. Romero third, but by all means, he should have been in the first season. Oh well.

    Michele Soavi would be sweet as hell as I'd like to see him return to horror, but that is extremely unlikely.

    Takashi Miike is in the first season, it's just not being aired. If season sets are ever released it will be included.

    I don't really think of Raimi as a horror director though, especially since his last decade+ has been everything but. Peter Jackson would rank higher there for me and even Guillermo Del Toro would surpass him, but I don't think these "blockbuster" directors will or would even be able to find time for this project. (Of course, PJ has stated he was going to take some time off).

    The one I'd really, really like to see though is Clive Barker. I miss him directing so much and I know he plans on shooting some stuff here in the next few years. I think this would be a nice little warm-up/ get back into the swing of things project for him. If Barker was on the list, he would get my vote for sure.

    I've got two more and I believe one has already in talks to be involved. Brad Anderson has impressed me to no end (and I believe Garris has spoken to him already) along with Alejandra Aja. Another go ahead for James Gunn as well (although he's only directed one movie which hasn't released yet). Between his work with Troma, Dawn Of The Dead remake, and from what I've seen of Slither, he could be tossed up in with all these names.
     
  2. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    The term "master" should be used loosely with some of the choices.
     
  3. maybrick

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    Satan's Little Helper isn't good? Haven't researched it much but people posting on imdb seemed to think it was all right. Was considering renting it sometime soon.
     
  4. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I went with Wes Craven since, given the mass amounts of TV work he did in the 80s (made-for-TV movies and the revamped "Twilight Zone"), I'm sure he'd be able to work best under the conditions. He might even like it and return to the medium. Then it wouldn't be such a money-driven issue when he laid another egg. :)
     
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    After a long night of introspection and reflection, I feel I must change my vote to the legendary Uwe Boll. To have a masters of horror thread without mention of this genius just seems wrong to me. So there you go, I am trading my praise for Zombie, Romero, and Cronenberg in favour of Boll-the true master of modern horror.
     
  6. onebyone

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    I really like the director too, but I thought it was pretty terrible. There is a thread on it here with mixed reviews. I liked it for about 10 minutes or so.
     
  7. baggio

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    I would think Brian De Palma would be an interesting choice.
     
  8. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Yeah yeah, Romero, Cronenberg, Craven, Raimi. I'd actually like to see all the above "masters" give it a shot. But I went with Raimi, just because I'd like to see him get back into horror.
     
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    Huh, Umberto Lenzi? You must be kidding. What about some proper guys - Michele Soavi, Anthony Hickox. I bet they would do better job than some so-called MoH from first season :)
     
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    oh yeah and Clive Barker? Why he doesn´t direct his own screenplay, damn, with artistic freedom we would see another miracle :)
     
  11. Shokk

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    Umberto Lenzi! Not the greatest director on the list for sure but i would be very interested in seeing what his segment would look like. :D
     
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    De Palma, for sure.
     
  13. KillerCannabis

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    For as many REAL masters there are that I'd like to see, Cronenberg I feel could do the most with an hour.
     
  14. 4Gotten1

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    My first impression was to choose George A. Romero, but then I thought about it and I'd like to see someone less obvious, but talented in the genre. We've seen what Romero can do with Creepshow and Two Evil Eyes, therefore I chose Bob Clark. I'd love to see him get back to his roots and do another horror film. Black Christmas and Death Dream are two horror films up there with my favorites. Announcing Bob Clark would make me more excited, I think, than hearing Romero -- although either would be a welcomed treat. Also welcomed would be Cronenberg and DePalma.

    Another thought while on the subject, I'd really like to see Masters of Horror pick up a lesser known talent, say from within the independent field, like Dante Tomaselli or Eric Stanze or, going out on a limb here, Brian Clement. I think young raw talents like them could offer something quite interesting for the show. Maybe this defeats the purpose though, hence the title, "Masters of Horror". Although for me, that would make for an exciting episode.
     
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    Went with Miike.

    Don't know if it counts, since he WAS chosen and DID make a film, but it got shelved. Would have been great exposure for Asian horror that would not involve a remake.
     
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    Didn't the title "Masters of Horror" originate when Garris and bunch of famous horror director friends got together and that it's meant to be self-deprecating and "tongue-in-cheek"? I don't know why so many of us take it seriously. Obviously, if they only worked with the three or four true "master" horror directors still alive they wouldn't get very far. I'm all for getting obscure, independent directors in on this. They already did with Lucky McKee. I think the only requirement should be that they have one critically well received horror movie under their belt (by "critic" I mean fans as well. After all, everyone's a critic). Or barring that, several purely mediocre horror movies under their belt like Mick Garris and William Malone do.
     
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    Same here. Cronenberg all the way!
     
  18. J-Dub

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    Dario Argento if he wasn't part of the first season. Kathryn Bigelow.
     
  19. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I'd like Bob Clark. I'd be curious to see what he could do after so much time making Baby Geniuses, etc. I'd also like to see him do a horror film that isn't a remake. I loved Black Christmas and Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things and would like to see if he still has the skills to do a great horror project, making bring him even further back into the horror fold.

    Other than Clark, I'd like to see Barker or Cronenberg. I think they could do something twisted with the format.
     
  20. h8sh8

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    Sam Raimi for me. Kiyoshi Kurosawa or Clive Barker would be good too, or Brad Anderson - he's just as qualified for 'master' as Eli Roth & Rob Zombie - all with 2 films now made.

    As mentioned earlier, we've already seen Romero with Two Evil Eyes and Creepshow. He hasn't done anything groundbreaking for years, so can't it being any different with Masters of Horror (unfortunately).
     
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