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"Masters of Horror" Pro-Life (2006)

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Director:
Writers:
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Original Air Date:
27 October 2006 (Season 2, Episode 5)
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Plot:
Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
John Carpenter 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Drew McWeeny (written by) &
Scott Swan (written by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Steve Best .... associate 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 .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Cody Carpenter 
 
Cinematography by
Attila Szalay (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick McMahon 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
 
Art Direction by
Teresa Weston 
 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist (as Michael Fields)
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist
Terry Hanson .... first assistant hair stylist
Tanya Hudson .... first assistant makeup
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Sheri Mayervich .... unit production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ania Musiatowicz .... third assistant director
Darren Robson .... second assistant director
Ian Samoil .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Nathalie Morin .... assistant set decorator (as Natalie Morin)
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Jean Brophey .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Izabela Domachowski .... set dresser (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... second assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... adr supervisor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Devan Kraushar .... sound effects editor
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post-production coordinator
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Adam Sharpe .... re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer: driving missions (uncredited)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Will Volkmann .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Rob Derry .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Alex Diaz .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Eric Fiedler .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Robert Freitas .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Rob Freitas)
Beth Hathaway .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Heselton .... best boy special effects
Grady Holder .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Akihito Ikeda .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Krout .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Derek Krouse)
Jim Leonard .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Clare Mulroy .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Claire Mulroy)
Ben Rittenhouse .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Shannon Shea .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
A.J. Venuto .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mike Hyrman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Chris Sturges .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Attila Vaski .... lead/fab/asst (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... cg artist
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor (as Matthew Belbin)
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor
Michael Goddard .... cg artist (as Mike Goddard)
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor
Muzaffer Korkut .... cg artist (as Muzzaffer Korkut)
Todd Liddiard .... digital compositor
Lionel Lim .... digital compositor
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist
Bryce Rieger .... digital compositor
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Michael Suhr .... cg artist
Jonah West .... digital compositor
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Cooper .... first assistant camera (as Sandy Cooper)
Lane Koch .... first assistant camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Steve Sherlock .... key grip
Jared Smith .... best boy lighting
Shai Vera .... best boy grip (as Shae Vera)
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Wrinch .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Mike Wrinch)
Aaron Haesler .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenna Owen .... assistant costume designer
Tyler Tone .... set costume supervisor
Debra Torpe .... costume truck supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Asim Matin .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... editorial coordinator
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title (as Edward Shearmur)
Joseph Bishara .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Louie Hausner .... transportation captain
John Swetlikoe .... transportation coordinator
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Barrie .... stand-in
Michael Bishop .... key production assistant
Laura Collini .... script supervisor (as Laura June Colini)
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Desroches .... production coordinator (as James Desroches)
Annie Doyon .... assistant accountant
Scott 'Big Dog' Franklin .... assistant location manager (as Scott Franklin)
Elissa Friedman .... production administration manager: IDT Entertainment
Cameron Grierson .... assistant to producer
Cameron Grierson .... script coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production auditor: IDT Entertainment (as Richter Q. Hartig)
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Andrea Kaufman .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment (as Andrea M. Kaufman)
Katy Lew .... executive administrator
Susan Nestibo .... location manager
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Adrian Salpeter .... assistant to producers
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Beverly Wiens .... production accountant
Anthony Bortolussi .... on-set key production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Heller .... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
Simona Pandele .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anna Wong .... fitness trainer: Emmanuelle Vaugier (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
57 min | Germany:54 min (cut)
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Certification:
Australia:R (2007) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 (TV rating) | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA

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25 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely horrible, 7 December 2006
Author: rintrah-1 from St. Louis, Missouri

I was looking forward to seeing John Carpenter's episode in Season 2 because his first, Cigarette Burns, was by far the best from Season 1 (and I did like other episodes from that season). Oh, how I was disappointed.

In fairness to Carpenter I think the primary problem with this episode was absolutely horrible writing. The characters, aside from the subject matter, seemed to behave and speak as though they were written for an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. The acting was bad, and I normally like Ron Perlman a lot, but I can only blame them so much because the writing was so horrible. I'm not going to try to guess what the writers were trying to do because that would be useless but it appeared as though they were trying to mix horror (obviously) with some form of social commentary on abortion and religion. In this case, not surprisingly, it seemed a chance to bash a certain variety or religious nuts as well as fanatical anti-abortionists. And I am in favor of both aims but it was done so horribly that I was embarrassed to watch characters act and speak with such stupid inconsistency. This failed totally to offer any worthwhile opinion on the subjects and the horror element failed as well alongside such inept writing.

While I don't think Carpenter can be blamed for most of the badness here I will say he did choose to direct the teleplay and therefore has that to be held responsible for. There are a couple small bits that I found nice, hence the 2 stars I gave it.

The actual gore and monster effects were good, but the CGI gore (two separate gunshots to the head) were so obviously inferior quality CGI they should've never been given the OK. I'm generally very critical of CGI but not because I have a problem with it in principle. I have a problem with the execution of it. The technology, while amazing in some respects, is not good enough to match "real" effects, whether they be miniatures or gore especially when it is supposed to match something organic and/or alive, and therefore shouldn't be used until they are. CGI can be used well in small amounts or obviously if the whole film is animated.

I'll also take this opportunity to note that the show title, Masters of Horror, is a bad title to have. There simply aren't many actual "masters of horror" around. Maybe two or three. If the show were called "Tale of Horror" or something like that it would be fine. But as it stands the criteria for directing one of these episodes, and therefore being criticized for not being a "master of horror" is that they have directly at least one horror film in their career. And it didn't even have to be a good one.

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