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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Lawlor ...
The Private
William S. Taylor ...
The Mayor
Don House ...
Steve Makaj ...
J. Winston Carroll ...
General (as J.W. Carroll)
Tara Leigh ...
Rob Morton ...
Rodney Bearden (as Nelson Carter-Leis)
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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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During the scene in which the soldiers were shown pornographic movies in the lab, the clip of the Japanese women was taken from 'Imprint', the 13th episode of the first season. Since it was decided that 'Imprint' was too graphic for television so was not aired, this was the first time it was seen in the US before being released on DVD. See more »


(at around 45 mins) The "Stewart, British Columbia, October" text screen is supposed to say "November" since the other texts are monthly, the previous one was already "October", and the next one is "December". See more »


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the end ruined this episode
9 June 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This is a script that really could happen but to say it was a real horror story that goes a bit too far for me. The story itself and the acting was okay but for an entry into Masters Of Horror it lacked on horror.

This episode opens with telling about an experiment were a disease was ended by turning flies into non active breeders. By doing so the disease was ended. Further into the story we move towards humanity were the females have to be killed to stop breeding. The males are out for a kill but one girl do survive dressed as a guy and it's up to her to survive. In that particular part we do have more of suspense then horror and towards the end it turns into some science-fiction story looking more like an episode for The X-Files in stead of Masters Of Horrors.

But why it is shown here comes due the sometimes graphic violence toward women. But for me it just didn't work. Some will have problems with the fact about killing women and entering some messages about belief in a God and so on but the ending...what a turn-off.

Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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