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The Screwfly Solution 

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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Alan
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Anne
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Bella
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Amy
Steve Lawlor ...
The Private
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Barney
William S. Taylor ...
The Mayor
Don House ...
Storekeeper
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Barekeeper
Steve Makaj ...
Mankeeper
J. Winston Carroll ...
General (as J.W. Carroll)
Tara Leigh ...
Sabbath
Rob Morton ...
Max
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Rodney Bearden (as Nelson Carter-Leis)
Bill Mackenzie ...
Church
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(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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Threnody
performed by Chimaira
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Outstanding made for TV horror
16 August 2011 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the best medium budget horror I've seen. Every part is excellent with no part letting down the whole. The writing is good bordering on great, it's got solid science behind it and that makes it scary. In the original short story, which I read some years back, the scientist was the main point of view character whereas in this case it's his wife but that arrangement is actually more suited to the audiovisual medium where it's harder to represent the internal dialogue that made the written version so effective. It also allows the story to be expanded in ways that would have been impractical in the written version.

The pacing and direction are good and.. who is this Kerry Norton woman and why haven't we seen her before? She's awesome, both as a dramatic actress as well as being just freakin' *hot*; absolutely perfect for the role and she puts in a standout performance here throughout.

And while we're on the subject of performances, this just in, Jason Priestly _can_act_.. I know. I could hardly believe it either but he puts on a really good show here. Admitedly they kept things fairly straightforward for him but nonetheless he carried it off well and brought out some surprising dramatic emotion when it counted.

So overall, a well produced, well acted flawless envisioning of a great and quite frightening short story. I recommend it highly.


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