We reported that the filmmakers helming the final three shows of MASTERS OF HORROR’s second season have been announced, and while on set with series creator Mick Garris as he filmed his own entry, VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, Fango got a few further details on what to expect from them. Peter (THE CHANGELING) Medak is already prepping the adaptation of Bentley Little’s THE WASHINGTONIANS, and will be the 10th director this season. “Peter Medak made one of the greatest ghost-story movies of all time here in Vancouver,” Garris says. “THE CHANGELING is a masterpiece. We’ve been trying to get the right combination of talent for [THE WASHINGTONIANS]; Johnathon Schaech, who wrote it with Richard Chizmar, will be playing the lead.”
After that, Stuart Gordon will helm THE BLACK CAT with his regular star Jeffrey Combs playing Edgar Allan Poe, followed by an episode by the newly announced Rob (WRONG TURN) Schmidt. “Rob is doing RIGHT TO DIE,” Garris reveals. “That was written by John [GRAVEYARD SHIFT] Esposito, and it’s an original. We’re also doing a Japanese one again this year,” Garris says, referring to the entry that Norio (RING Ø) Tsuruta will helm on his home turf. “It will be a feature in Japan and cut down to an hour for us,” Garris reveals. “I’ll be doing the final polish on that, and going over there for part of the shoot.” The creator/producer adds that he can’t wait for U.S. viewers to finally see last year’s Japanese entry, Takashi Miike’s IMPRINT (which Showtime declined to air), when it hits Anchor Bay DVD September 26.