Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 4

Jenifer (18 Nov. 2005)

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While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a disfigured woman called Jenifer from being sliced with a meat cleaver by a deranged ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Spivey
Laurie Brunetti ...
Kevin Crofton ...
Homeless Man
Beau Starr ...
Chief Charlie
Julia Arkos ...
Ann Wilkerson
Matt Garlick ...
Institute Guard
Side Show Owner
Cynthia Garris ...
Young Jack (as Jeff Ballard)
Brad Mooney ...
Friend #1
Riley Ruckman ...
Friend #2


While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a disfigured woman called Jenifer from being sliced with a meat cleaver by a deranged homeless man. He feels sorry for the retarded Jenifer, and takes her from an insane asylum and brings her home. Frank becomes obsessed for Jenifer, feeling lust and attraction for her lascivious body. When he realizes that she is a human beast, he moves with her to an isolated old cabin in the woods, with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The source material first appeared in 1974 in Creepy #63 and was illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. See more »


Frank rolls up his car window after swatting a fly, but when he gets out of the car moments later his window is down. See more »


Chief Charlie: If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck with a meat cleaver.
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More not bad than actively good
14 August 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Dario Argento's first episode of Masters of Horror, Jenifer isn't a return to form, more not bad than actively good. It's a standard boy meets succubus story, with Steven Weber's cop saving an apparently mentally disabled and deformed girl from a homicidal psycho and is pretty soon actively proving the old saying that you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire as his whole life goes to hell. Eating the family cat should have been a giveaway that it's not just her body that's built for sin, but even after she moves onto the neighbours' little girl he's still gotta have it… The ending is predictable from the opening scene so this is one where the execution has to carry the lack of surprise but, while perfectly competent, it's never really particularly inspired.

Still, it gets extra points for the playful riff on the opening of the Argento co-scripted Once Upon a Time in the West, replayed with two cops in a car eating a Chinese takeaway while a fly buzzes around them.

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