‘Deer Woman’ (2005)

It's not a Horror Remix, it's "Deer Woman".
It's not a Horror Remix, it's "Deer Woman".

from Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” series

Deer Woman (2005)
Directed by:
John Landis
Written by: Max Landis and John Landis.
Starring: Brian Benben, Cinthia Moura, Sonja Bennett, Anthony Griffith, Lisa Marie Caruk, Ben Cotton

PLOT
In this horror comedy, a set of peculiar murders leads skeptical detective Dwight Faraday to suspect that an ancient Native American mythological creature is in fact real. (from tv.com)

Quickie Review
There’s a typo on the director’s line – it should say John Muthafuckin’ Landis. Not just a great horror director, but a great director – period. The one thing showcased in this episode is Landis’ deft comedic touch. Along with all the things you come to expect from a Masters of Horror episode (boobs and gore), this is easily the funniest episode of the season – certainly to date.

The Good: MAJOR props to the Landis brothers for this script. Maybe I just haven’t watched anything funny in a while, but this gave me a few belly laughs. It even holds up after a second viewing. If you need a little gore with your comedy, this is your huckleberry. And keep an ear open for the reference to Landis’ horror classic, “An American Werewolf in London.”

The Bad: Anthony Griffith has some shaky moments but not enough to take away from the movie. And if you’re looking for scares, you’re not going to find many here.

The Ugly: – We had to wade through “Dance of the Dead”, “Jenifer” and “Chocolate” to get to this episode.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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