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"Management has requested no guns, no meaningful conversations and no self-surgery during the show."
The M.C.
"Dance of the Dead"
Series Masters of Horror
Season 1, Episode 3
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Air date November 11th, 2005
Writers Richard Christian Matheson; Richard Matheson
Director Tobe Hooper
Producers Keith Addis; Morris Berger; Steve Brown; Andrew Deane; Mick Garris; John W. Hyde; Ben Browning; Adam Goldworm; Lisa Richardson; Tom Rowe; Pascal Verschooris
Starring Jonathan Tucker; Jessica Lowndes; Ryan McDonald; Marilyn Norry; Lucie Guest; Robert Englund
Episode guide
"Dreams in the Witch-House"

"Dance of the Dead" is the third telemovie of the horror anthology series Masters of Horror. It was directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Richard Christian Matheson based on the short story originally written by his father, Richard Burton Matheson. It first aired on Friday, November 11th, 2005 on Showtime. The story takes place in the near-future of a post-apocalyptic middle America. In the wake of nuclear fallout, the dead have begun rising from the grave. An unscrupulous night club owner uses these zombies as exotic dancers in his "Doom Room", injecting them with blood, and prodding them with electric shocks, much to the adulation of the young, teenage audience. A seventeen-year-old girl named Peggy accompanies her new love-interest Jak to the Doom Room where she finds that one of the dancers is her sister Anna, who passed away several years ago.

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  • "Dance of the Dead" was released to DVD on September 12th, 2006 by Starz Productions and Anchor Bay Entertainment. The DVD bonus features includes director's commentary by Tobe Hooper and writer Richard Christian Matheson, an interview with Matheson entitled "The Written Word", an interview with Tobe Hooper entitled "Primal Screams" and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
  • Richard Christian Matheson is the son of author Richard Burton Matheson, famous for writing the novel I am Legend, which has been adapted into several feature films.

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