Ice and Cool: Review for Masters of Horror: We All Scream For Ice Cream

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DVD CoverShowtime’s notorious anthology show Masters of Horror had seemed to be picking up all the nonsense that the show became infamous for (blood, guts, nudity’ all gratuitous). But it was cancelled and moved to NBC under the title Fear Itself. Same premise; less graphic stuff. Apparently, when they switched, they thought that less is gore! Yes, bad pun. We All Scream For Ice Cream was an episode from the second season of MoH. It was directed by Tom Holland (Child’s Play and Fight Night) and it was adapted from a short story by John Farris (Prey). It is about the sins of a child and how years later they will still haunt that child. Buster the clown was a nice man who sold ice cream to kids. He was very sweet and really enjoyed his job. He was also mentally retarded,, which brought some unkind words to him. But when angry, rebellious, pompous, idiotic teens come around to tease the clown, you can say “Bye, Bye, Buster!”. The kids who committed the crime were young and didn’t know what they were doing. thirty years later, Lane moves back to town and all of the members of the junior Wild Bunch start to disappear. Buster (Will Forsythe, The Devil’s Rejects) has come back to get them by giving their kids an ice cream in the shape of the victim. When someone bites into the ice cream, the turns into melted ice cream. Less gory than most of the series and a surprisingly sympathetic villain. One of the best of the MoH series, though some scenes can be as slow as Buster’s ice cream truck.

Grade: B

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