Fear Itself (TV Anthology)


THE SACRIFICE Episode 1.1 review here

SPOOKED Episide 1.2 review

THE FAMILY MAN 1.3 review

IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH 1.4 review

EATER 1.5 review

NEW YEAR’S DAY 1.6 review

COMMUNITY 1.7 review coming soon

SKIN AND BONES 1.8 review

FULL EPISODE GUIDE:

“Eater” is directed by Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator,” “Masters of Horror”) and written by Cemetery Dance Magazine publisher and editor Richard Chizmar (“From a Buick 8″) & actor Johnathon Schaech (“Masters of Horror,” “That Thing You Do!”). A rookie cop (Elizabeth Moss, “Mad Men”) must spend her first night in the precinct watching over a serial killer, coined “The Eater” (Stephen R. Hart, “Shoot ‘Em Up”). When her fellow cops start acting bizarre, she quickly learns that no one is who they seem. Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Pablo Schreiber (“The Wire”) and Stephen Lee (“Boston Legal”) also star.

“Spooked” is directed by Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”) and written by Matt Venne (“White Noise 2: The Light”). While on a stake out in a haunted house, a private eye (Eric Roberts) is made to confront the demons of his past. Jack Noseworthy (“Judging Amy”), Cynthia Watros (“Lost”) and Larry Gilliard Jr. (“The Wire”) also star.

“Community” is directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho,” “The Notorious Betty Page,” “Big Love”) and written by Kelly Kennemer (“The Music Within”). When a young married couple, played by Routh and Appleby, find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, their lives seem…well…perfect. But as the dark underbelly of their neighborhood creeps to the surface, they soon realize that their neighbors will go to any extreme — even murder — to make sure that they comply with their twisted sense of conformity. John Billingsley (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) also stars.

“The Sacrifice” has a screenplay written by Mick Garris (“Riding the Bullet,” “Amazing Stories”) from a story by Del Howison (“Dark Delicacies”). Breck Eisner (“Creature from the Black Lagoon”) will direct. When four criminals find themselves stranded in an old, snow-covered fort, they slowly discover both the fort and the seductive trio of sirens who reside there are filled with deadly secrets.

In “In Sickness & In Health,” John Landis (“An American Werewolf in London”) will direct an episode written by Victor Salva (“Jeepers Creepers”). On her wedding day, a beautiful bride receives a mysterious note that reads: “The person you are marrying is a serial killer.”

“Family Man” will be directed by Ronny Yu (“Freddy vs. Jason,” “Bride of Chucky”) and is written by Dan Knauf (“Carnivàle,” “Supernatural”). This action-charged, psychological thriller focuses on a likeable family man who switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience. Now, he must fight from behind bars to keep the murderer from adding his family to the long list of victims.

“Something With Bite” is a reinvention of the classic werewolf story from writer Max Landis (“Masters of Horror”), the son of John Landis. Ernest Dickerson (NBC’s “Heroes”) will direct.

“New Year’s Day” will be directed by Darren Bousman (“Saw II, III and IV”), and is written by Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”) from a story by Paul Kane. A young woman wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by horrifying zombies.

“Skin & Bones” is written by Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan (“Masters of Horror”) with a director to be announced later. When a cattle herder returns home to his family after being lost in the woods for days, he just doesn’t seem the same. Soon, a terrible mortal struggle ensues against the terrifying monster possessing him.

“Chance” is written by Lem Dobbs (“The Score”), with a director to be announced later. In the vein of such classic doppelganger stories as “Jekyll & Hyde” and Poe’s “William Wilson,” the episode explores a dreadful, classic battle that ensues when a man is confronted with his evil self.

Official Score