casUPDATE! It’s the last week to enter this contest!

Masters of Horror is the new show that’s making me consider getting Showtime. It’s a simple, but great concept – get together the best horror directors, give them a budget and one hour to tell a story where they don’t have to worry about the MPAA and all that jazz, and see what happens.

The show starts running Friday, October 28th, but as of today you can buy the soundtrack in stores, and that’s what this contest is all about (and if you are going to buy the soundtrack, help CHUD and do it through us by clicking here!). And while you’re clicking around, check out the cool Masters of Horror e-card here!

No, we’re not giving away the soundtrack – that would be too easy. We’re giving away a very limited edition Masters of Horror branded Sony PSP to one lucky winner. Take a look at it:

Cool, huh? Let’s talk about this soundtrack:

Comprised of music from big-name artists such as Mudvayne, System of a Down, Andrew WK and Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian, the Masters of Horror soundtrack is a fitting companion to the upcoming bone-chilling Showtime series. The accompanying Masters of Horror soundtrack is a dual-disc set of new and previously unreleased material from over 25 top rock, metal and punk artists including the aforementioned bands plus Norma Jean, Mastodon, Shadows Fall, Alkaline Trio, From Autumn to Ashes, Funeral for a Friend, Thursday, Rise Against, Bear vs. Shark and a host of others.

The Masters of Horror series, created by the twisted mind of top horror television director Mick Garris (The Stand, Tales from the Crypt), gathers the greatest minds of the genre in one place for a thirteen week roller-coaster ride of frightful fodder. Well-known directors like John Carpenter (Halloween, Vampires), George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Land of the Dead) and Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) each created a one hour episode to air beginning in October on the Showtime network.

Garris explains the melding of hard-hitting music and moving images best by stating, “Horror is to cinema what rock n’ roll is to music: rebellious, transgressive, loud and abrasive. The sound in horror is every bit as important as the vision. Horror can be quiet and sneak up on you, and just give you a chill. Or it can grab you by the throat and rip out your trachea. We hope to embrace the full range on the Masters of Horror soundtrack.”

Here’s the track list:


1.Mudvayne / "Small Silhouette"
2.Norma Jean / "ShaunLuu"
3.It Dies Today / "Enjoy The Silence"
4.Funeral For A Friend / "Lazarus (In The Wilderness)"
5.Andrew WK / "You Will Remember Tonight"
6.Armor For Sleep / "Very Invisible"
7.Scary Kids Scaring Kids / "What’s Up Now"
8.Shadowsfall / "This Is My Own"
9.The Bled / "Nervous Breakdown"
10. Murder By Death / "End Of The Road"
11. Thursday / "Division St" (acoustic)
12. Bloodsimple / "Overload"
13. Mastodon / "Megalodon" (live)
14. Death By Stereo / "Bottled Up"
15. Fall River / "At Least You Bought Her Flowers"


1.Buckethead feat. Serj Tankian/ "We Are One"
2.Rise Against / "Obstructed"
3.The Bronx! / "Bats"
4.From Autumn To Ashes / "Betwixt Her Getaway Sticks"
5.Every Time I Die / "Keith The Music"
6.Matchbook Romance / "In Transit (For You)"
7.Bedlight For Blue Eyes / "Hindsight"
8.Alkaline Trio / "We Can Never Break Up"
9.Avenged Sevenfold / "Beast and the Harlot" (live)
10. In Flames / "Discover Me Like Emptiness"
11. A Change Of Pace / "The Thin Red Line"
12. Bear Vs Shark / "Victoria Iceberg"
13. Gratitude / "If Ever" (acoustic)
14. Fear Before The March Of Flames / "237"
15. Yesterday’s Rising / "Contrast of Light and Dark"

I bet a lot of you kids love these artists! You youngsters today.

How can you win this PSP? It’s easy. Send me the following information (email to with PSP in the subject line):

1) Your name
2) Your mailing address
3) Your email address
4) Tell me which songs on the soundtrack were recorded just for Masters of Horror (hint: you may be able to find this information on the soundtrack website
5) Give me the names of all 13 one hour Masters of Horror movies, and tell me who directed them.
6) Tell me what Master of Horror – living or dead – you wish would have been included in this series.

If you don’t follow these instructions to the letter, you’re not going to qualify and I will throw your entry out. Seriously. One entry per email address, and only people living in the continental United States are eligible. This contest will end Friday, November 18th.