Chocolate (Masters of Horror)
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|Masters of Horror episode|
DVD cover for Chocolate
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Mick Garris|
|Written by||Mick Garris|
|Original air date||November 25, 2005|
A divorced young man Jamie (Henry Thomas) who develops artificial flavorings begins witnessing and experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of a woman he's never met starting with the taste of chocolate in his mouth (hence the title of the story). Troubled by these sudden experiences, he soon witnesses the woman murdering her former artist lover by stabbing and slashing his chest. Determined to find his mystery mate, his search leads to Catherine (Lucie Laurier), a beautiful Canadian woman who is suspicious of his actions. They become closer until Catherine attempts to murder him due to the psychological and psychosexual experiences that she also feels and doesn't enjoy the fact someone she doesn't know can feel what she can. In an attempt to save himself, he suddenly sees through Catherine's eyes at the wrong moment, killing her when he randomly shoots her.
The entire episode revolves around Jamie's story of the circumstances to the cops that interrogate him of the events that led to the murder. He states that he "knew what it felt like to die" when Catherine did and that it all happened because his life was so empty and hers was so full.
- Henry Thomas as Jamie
- Lucie Laurier as Catherine
- Stacy Grant as Vanessa
- Leah Graham as Elaine
- Matt Frewer as Wally
DVD and Blu-ray
The DVD was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on May 9, 2006. The episode was the fifth episode and the fourth to be released on DVD. The episode appears on the fourth volume of the Blu-ray compilation of the series.
- In the episode, Jamie looks over a (scribbled out) copy of Stephen King's novel Desperation. Mick Garris, the director of this episode, directed the TV adaptation of the novel, Stephen King's Desperation. Henry Thomas, who portrayed Jamie in this film also acted in Desperation, as did Matt Frewer.
- Chocolate at the Internet Movie Database
- Working with a Master: Mick Garris at the Internet Movie Database
- Review for Chocolate at Dread Central
- Review for Chocolate at Slant Magazine