-Showtime’s Masters of Horror series, featuring a new tale for each of the next 13 weeks by a top horror director, kicks off tonight at 10 p.m.with a suitably terrifying story directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) about a woodland serial killer called Moonface (left) who may have found his match in the woman he’s targeted as his latest victim. Also this weekend: The Simpsons‘ new ”Treehouse of Horror XV” (Fox, Sunday at 8 p.m.).

-Which new release is scarier? Saw II, the sequel to last year’s gory horror hit, or Paradise Now, about two Palestinians planning a suicide bombing?

-Get your witch on for the definitive-and-this-time-we-really-mean-it DVD edition of The Wizard of Oz, in a newly-released three-disc set.

-For Superman fans who remember being rocked by the comic-book saga Crisis on Infinite Earths 20 years ago, the apocalyptic sequel, Infinite Crisis, is a must-read.

-Howl at the moon with mournful county legend Bobby Bare, who’s releasing his first record in 22 years, The Moon Was Blue.

-Your Halloween party won’t be complete without some of these old-fashioned photographs that transform into creepy ghouls as you walk past.