Masters of Horror (2005– )
6.4/10
1,960
35 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

The photos of the girl murdered in Jacksonville, FL. are titled "Duval County Sheriff's Department". While Jacksonville is located in Duval County, the city and county governments are consolidated. The photos should read "Jacksonville Sheriff's Office". See more »

Connections

Features Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Threnody
performed by Chimaira
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Mankind is the Pest"
28 November 2010 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Clever, well-written, generally well-directed Masters of Horror episode about what would happen if someone or something created a plague or virus that affected mankind in the manner of men killing women instinctively. I do understand there are many gender themes floating in this script - sub-textual ones, metaphorical ones, symbolically, and even allegorically. Okay, I get that - well, at least some of it, but I would rather focus on what The Screwfly Solution is for sure. It is an interesting story about how mankind shall cope with its impending destruction though it not even clearly understands its impending doom. Jason Priestly and Elliot Gould play entomologists who are called in when cities all along a disease vector start having thousands of women killed by men who believe they are killing them for God or religion, etc... The story is cut here and there to fit into its hour, but the script is the piece's best trait. The acting is solid - isn't Gould always fun to watch? A strong supporting performance is given by Linda Darlow as Bella. And beautiful Kerry Norton is the lead. Did I say she was beautiful? Well, she is and you get to see all of her too! Director Joe Dante does a very workmanlike job with material that suits him. This is a fairly strong addition to a pretty good horror anthology.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
best episode amandabunny22
Please help us fund a movie starring Misty Mundae! jakebee2244
What episode/scene did you unintentionally find the funniest? Minimize
Does anyone else think The Washingtonians was stupid or am I the only... libbyhatch21-1
Dance of the Dead Jay_of_the_Dead
Daughter from The Screwfly Solution Darkest-neko
Discuss The Screwfly Solution (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?