Showtime is free for cable and satellite viewers this weekend, so be sure and take the chance to see Homecoming, part of the Masters of Horror series that is playing tonight at 10pm. It transposes the political horror show we’re all currently being treated to over an actual horror movie, with more comedy than your average SOTU speech. Thinly disguised versions of Ann Coulter, George Bush and Karl Rove turn out to be the real monsters who are far more frightening than the undead soldiers who just want to make some sense of their tragically truncated lives.
It’s directed by Joe Dante and written by Sam Hamm, and its unapologetically political tone is a delight — nobody else has the guts to be showing rows of flag draped coffins on television right now. And even though the actress who plays the thinly-veiled Coulter isn’t really manly enough for the job, since the role calls for sex scenes I think a grateful public will happily grant the filmmakers artistic license on that front.