Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale
It is a time when the laws of science battle the secrets of magic, and medical student Ernst Haeckel (Derek Cecil) believes the power of life, death, and resurrection lies in his arrogant hands. But on a journey to visit his gravely ill father, he finds shelter in the home of an older man and his seductive young wife (Leela Savasta) who cannot be fulfilled by mortal hungers. Somewhere in the darkness of a nearby necropolis, a defiant necromancer (Jon Polito of BARTON FINK, MILLER'S CROSSING) will now summon them all to an orgy of the undead and unleash the ultimate depravity for those who do not heed the warning of Haeckel's Tale. Directed by John McNaughton in association with horror legend George A. Romero, this startling mix of erotic desire and gut-ripping horror is adapted by series creator/executive producer Mick Garris from the short story by Clive Barker.
Starring Derek Cecil, Leela Savasta, John Polito
Director John McNaughton