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"Masters of Horror" Jenifer (2005)

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Original Air Date:
18 November 2005 (Season 1, Episode 4)
While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Masters' Touch, Part Two: "Jenifer" See more (70 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Steven Weber ... Frank Spivey
Laurie Brunetti ... Spacey

Carrie Anne Fleming ... Jenifer
Kevin Crofton ... Homeless Man
Beau Starr ... Chief Charlie
Julia Arkos ... Ann Wilkerson

Jasmine Chan ... Amy

Brenda James ... Ruby

Harris Allan ... Pete
Matt Garlick ... Institute Guard

Mark Acheson ... Side Show Owner
Cynthia Garris ... Rose

Jeffrey Ballard ... Young Jack (as Jeff Ballard)
Brad Mooney ... Friend #1
Riley Ruckman ... Friend #2
Jano Frandsen ... Hunter (as Jano Fransden)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dario Argento 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Steven Weber (teleplay)

Bruce Jones (short story)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Bo Altherr .... producer: special features
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... co-producer
Original Music by
Claudio Simonetti 
Cinematography by
Attila Szalay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
Production Design by
David Fischer 
Art Direction by
Teresa Weston 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
Makeup Department
Rexford Bangle .... first assistant makeup artist
Mark Boley .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Mark Bolie)
Michael Deak .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Mike Deak)
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Robert Freitas .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Rob Freitas)
Cleo Gagner .... first assistant hair stylist
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Dana Hamel .... makeup artist
Grady Holder .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Jim Leonard .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Ron Pipes .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Frank Rydberg .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Frank Ryberg)
Shannon Shea .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Adina Shore .... hair stylist
Veronica Torres .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
April Boyes .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Tana Lynn Moldovanos .... key makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: New Arc Entertainment
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: New Arc Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: New Arc Entertainment
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director (as Karen Behrenz)
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director
Ian Samoil .... second assistant director
Yannick Leray .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Trevor Ralph .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Doris Deutschmann .... art department coordinator
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator (as Leesa McNalley)
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Power .... leadman (uncredited)
Regan Steele .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... re-recording mixer
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post coordinator
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Jean Tejkel .... foley mixer (as Jean Raymond)
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor (as Matt Wilson)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Derek Heselton .... special effects best boy (as Derek Heselston)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Corey Bastiaans .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Matt Belbin .... visual effects editor
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Craig Clarke .... lead digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stu McRae .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects (as Stu MacRae)
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects coordinator (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior cgi artist: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Alessandro Nardini .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Berlet .... gaffer: second unit
Bradley S. Creasser .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Brad Creasser)
Stewart Henshaw .... best boy lighting
Kieran Humphries .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy grip
Richard Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob Cantin .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Cove .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ian Gariepy .... grip (uncredited)
Alexander Glua .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Grimshire .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Jos Oman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
Kevin Mockrin .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
David Reale .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... apprentice editor
Location Management
Sheri Mayervich .... location manager
Dinean Stayk .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: theme music (as Edward Shearmur)
Claudio Simonetti .... music producer
Claudio Simonetti .... music recordist
Claudio Simonetti .... orchestrator
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator
John Swetlikoe .... transportation captain
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Greta Abeni .... child voice
Barbara Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Best .... assistant to director
Kristi Blicharski .... unit publicist
Sheri Buckham .... assistant accountant
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Shalia Edl .... production coordinator
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: New Arc Entertainment
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Katy Lew .... assistant to producers
Debra Margolis .... script supervisor (as Debra Ann Margolis)
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... script coordinator
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Raj Uppal .... assistant to producers (as Rajvinder Uppal)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Desiree Zurowski .... stand-in
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Argentina:16 | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (self applied) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | France:12 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM14 | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA

Did You Know?

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


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26 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
The Masters' Touch, Part Two: "Jenifer", 21 February 2006
Author: Christopher T. Chase ( from Arlington, VA.

Directed by Dario Argento ("Suspiria"); written by Steven Weber, based on the original graphic story by Bruce Jones and Berni Wrightson; starring Steven Weber, Beau Starr and introducing Carrie Anne Fleming as "Jenifer."

Stephen King has previously outlined his blueprint for writing successfully. You go for the creeps first. If that doesn't do it, go for the scares and if that doesn't do it, go for the gross-out. For the master of Italian gialli, Dario Argento, that plan is his intentional M.O. with every film, and in this one, he works his macabre magic with almost surgical skill, bringing to life a tale so twisted, that it sears itself into your memory banks with the same intensity as the original story upon which it's based.

Writer/actor Steven Weber, (so good in Mick Garris' reworked version of King's "The Shining",) stars as world-weary cop Frank Spivey, whose life and sanity are destroyed by a fateful encounter with a young girl. Frank interrupts what appears to be a murder-in-progress: a crazed maniac wielding a meat cleaver over a bound, bedraggled, helplessly cowering figure. But even after Frank fatally shoots the man and frees the girl, all is not what it seems. Frank has just met "Jenifer," which is the only word the dying man can utter with his last breath.

Apparently mute, or unable to talk, Jenifer is graced with a body that would shame the 'Venus de Milo.' But the problem with her speech is horrifyingly clear, as the poor girl has a unnaturally deformed face that would stop a clock...especially if that clock is "Big Ben!!!" Confused by the simultaneous feelings of repulsion and sympathy that course through him, Frank takes deliberate steps to take the girl into his house, once he discovers that she is homeless. But at the core of his compassion, which his wife and son understandably don't share at all, is something compelling, disturbing and powerful that he can't deny, explain or resist...

He has fallen under Jenifer's insidious spell, and as she systematically destroys his will, his sanity and finally his life, he discovers that she is one siren/succubus whose appetite for the flesh is not limited merely to rounds of mind-blowing sex, in horrifically erotic sequences that will make you cringe and yet leave you unable to avert your eyes from what's on-screen...Argento fans will rejoice even as they're fighting their gag reflexes. This is the maestro in rare form...on a groove we haven't seen from him since the days of "Deep Red" and "Tenebrae."

Though he usually works from his own scripts, it's a pleasant surprise to see him demonstrate such even-handed confidence with material from other sources. Which is essential here, since a less-skilled hand could've turned this into a really bad Saturday Night Live skit viewed through an l.s.d. haze. Weber, in addition to having done a terrific job with adapting Jones' story, does some of his best acting ever as Frank makes the constantly shifting transitions from sympathy, to lust, to revulsion, to self-loathing, to outrage and back again.

As for Ms. Fleming, she does an amazing amount with what is basically a wordless role. All of her acting has to be done via her physicality, (and with a stunning body to begin with, she has to work at it, but not too hard), and her portrayal of a creature designed to seduce-and-destroy any (and every) man she meets is suitably compelling, disturbing and ultimately revolting.

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