Masters of Horror: Season 2, Episode 7

The Screwfly Solution (8 Dec. 2006)

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A strange virus renders the entire human male population into homicidal maniacs who end up wiping out all females, leaving a woman and her daughter to fend for themselves.

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A strange virus renders the entire human male population into homicidal maniacs who end up wiping out all females, leaving a woman and her daughter to fend for themselves.

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9 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A virus starts affecting men worldwide--they're struck with religious fever and brutally attack and kill any woman close by. Story focuses on a family trying to cope with it--Father Alan (Jason Priestley) and his father in law (Elliott Gould) are scientists trying to combat the problem and Alan's wife (Kerry Noonan) and daughter (Brenna O'Brien) may be in danger...

Some people might immediately call this is misogynistic--it DOES show graphic and VERY bloody killings of many female. But this is never shown in a comedic or OK way--it's presented as sickening and as horrifying as it is. The ultimate solution to this all actually makes sense (for a horror film). The acting is great--Priestley and Noonan especially are impressive. This is nowhere near as good as director Dante's season 1 offering "The Homecoming" but it still is a good strong little movie.


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