Well, that’s the end of that. Season 1 of Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR series comes to a close with the 12th episode, an adaptation of Clive Barker’s story, HAECKEL’S TALE. As we posted before, there were supposed to be 13 episodes, but Showtime balked at airing Takashi Miike’s IMPRINT, as apparently it was beyond graphic (stay tuned for a review once it gets on DVD). To re-cap the idea of MASTERS OF HORROR, executive producer Mick Garris lured “top” directors by promising them complete creative control, albeit a limited budget. In HAECKEL’S TALE, the limited budget really comes into effect unfortunately, but it’s still an entertaining premise that comes off like a fun episode of CREEPSHOW. But it doesn’t make it good.