The first installment of the much-anticipated series "Masters of Horror" certainly wasn't a disappointment, although the script hardly looks like the work of a "master". Any second-rate horror scriptwriter during the 1980's could have come up with this plot, but of course that doesn't mean "Incident on and off a Mountain Road" is any less entertaining. Director Don Coscarelli deserved his place in the horror hall of fame thanks to his on-going "Phantasm"-series, which has a lot of fans including myself, and the more recent hit "Bubba Ho Tep"; starring genre favorite Bruce Campbell. None of Coscarelli's previous movies were ever exaggeratedly gore, but this 60 minutes episode is pretty blood-soaked and contains several brutal images of torture and dismemberment. The story is simple and handles about a young woman involved in a banal car accident on a remote mountain road who then gets violently chased by a mythical-type monster that stabs out his victims' eyes and subsequently crucifies them. Ellen tries to outsmart the creep by using tricks and booby-traps she learned from her obsessive commando trooper ex-husband (whom we get to know through brief flashbacks). The monster, Moonface, is quite an engaging one man freak show and he somewhat looks like a crossover between Lurch, the Addams Family butler, and The Creeper from "Jeepers Creeper". The dungeon where Moonface brings his victims is stuffed with gruesome torture devices and an impressive collection of severely decomposing human body parts. Beautiful Bree Turner is very good as the hunted prey and there's a truly cool supportive role for Agnus "The Tall Man" Scrimm as the fool who survives in the monster's cellar. "Incident on and off a Mountain Road" by no means is a memorable or innovating horror spectacle, but if the rest of the series will be equally entertaining as this first episode, I'll be more than satisfied.
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) 1080p YIFY Movie
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) 1080p
Incident on and Off a Mountain Road is an episode of Masters of Horror starring Bree Turner, Angus Scrimm, and John DeSantis. While driving at night along a lonely road through the mountains, Ellen gets distracted by her radio and...
IMDB: 6.62 Likes
- Genre: Horror |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 1003.52M
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 51
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 0 / 2
The Synopsis for Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) 1080p
While driving at night along a lonely road through the mountains, Ellen gets distracted by her radio and hits a car parked on the road. She faints and looks for help since her car does not start again. She meets Moonface pulling a woman in the woods. He's a deranged monster-like man that collects human bodies. She is abducted by Moonface, but she recalls the survival lessons of her husband Bruce as she faces and fights back against the killer.
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The Reviews for Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) 1080p
Silly, gory, trippy and very promising opener to the "Masters of Horror"-series!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 7/10
While driving in the night in a lonely road through the mountains, Ellen (Bree Turner) distracts with her radio and hits a car parked on the road. She faints and she looks for help since her car does not start again. She meets in the woods Moonface (John De Santis), a deranged monster-like man that collects human bodies pulling a woman. She is abducted by Moonface, but she recalls the survival lessons of her husband Bruce (Ethan Embrey) facing and fighting back the killer.
"Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" is another rip-off of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", but I liked it. The twist with a surprising conclusion, the atmosphere of nightmare and the performance of Bree Turner makes this enjoyable episode of "Masters of Horror" worthwhile. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Panico na Montanha" ("Panic in the Mountain")
From what I've seen of the series thus far, I think I know the central problem with "Masters of Horror": all of the directors (save series creator Mick Garris) are more familiar with theatrical film-making; as a result of restricting them to a 60-minute timeframe, their efforts come off feeling underdeveloped. Such is the case with Don Coscarelli's 'Incident on and Off a Mountain Road,' which scores scores high on the ambition scale (as it interweaves 2 story lines with relative success), but feels like a generally toned-down thrill ride. Inspired by the Joe R. Lansdale short story, 'Incident' tells the tale of Ellen (Bree Turner), who is involved in an accident and is accosted by towering mutant 'Moonface' (John De Santis), who drills the eyes of his victims and transforms them into scarecrows; in the meantime, we get flashbacks to Ellen's turbulent marriage to screw-loose survivalist redneck Bruce (Ethan Embry, miles away from his "Can't Hardly Wait" image). Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man from "Phantasm") makes an effective cameo as one of Moonface's victims. The episode is passable entertainment, but one wishes that Coscarelli would have pushed the extremes a bit further.