One night on a Mountain Road, Ellen (Bree Turner) crashes into another
car ... to find its driver gone - and after a bit of investigation, she
finds the driver (Heather Feeney) being dragged off by a terribly
disfigured hunk of a man (John De Santis) who is threateningly wielding
his knife - and instantly Ellen realizes she is to be his next victim.
Of course she is right, as the monster man is after her in no time. But
Ellen is all but defenseless, she is not merely running away, she is
building death traps for her pursuer out of nothing in no small amount ...
How has she learned it though ?
Why, from her husband Bruce (Ethan Embry), a survival fanatic who has
trained her in all sorts of self defense and made her a downright fighter
... but ultimately, his fanatism mixed with a growing paranoia and more
and more demands towards her led to a big fight and their breakup ...
Back in the now, one of Ellen's traps backfires, and ultimately she
ends up chained to a post in monster man's home, surrounded by mummified
corpses and a living old guy, Buddy (Angus Scrimm), who seems to be
totally out of it. However, Ellen just won't give up and ultimately she
manages to free herself from her handcuffs and engage the monsterman in a
fight that ends when she throws him off the cliffs to his death ...
Then, Ellen returns to her car and opens the trunk ... in which she
keeps dead Bruce, whom she has killed in a marital dispute that got ugly
(he tried to rape her). She drags Bruce's body to the monsterman's house
and hides him with all the other corpses. Then she draws a gun she found
at monsterman's house and puts crazy Buddy out of his misery. So though
monsterman is gone, the monster still seems to be around, albeit in female
Perhaps the best episode of Masters of Horror, a little
film that borrows in equal parts from Texas
Chainsaw Massacre and First Blood but still manages to
remain wholly original and with a typical short story twist ending turns
the whole story topsy turvey in the end. Plus this is one of the few
episodes of the series that is really creepy.
Actually pretty good.