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Deer Woman 

A harried, burned-out cop believes that a recent string of murders prove that the murderer might be a deer-like creature in the form of a beautiful woman right from a local Native America folklore legend.


John Landis


Mick Garris (creator), Max Landis | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Benben ... Detective Dwight Faraday
Walter High Walter High ... Pool Player
Michael P. Northey ... Peeing Trucker
Cinthia Moura ... Deer Woman
Sonja Bennett ... Dana (as Sonya Bennett)
Anthony Griffith ... Officer Jacob Reed
John Destry John Destry ... Trucker Witness
John 'Bear' Curtis ... Truckstop Owner
Alex Zahara ... Detective Patterson
Maxine Miller ... Dog Lady
John R. Taylor ... Dead Monkey Man
Edmond Kato Wong Edmond Kato Wong ... Desk Cop (as Edmond Wong)
Steve Archer Steve Archer ... Business Man
Ben Cotton ... Theoretical Trucker
Lisa Marie Caruk ... Theoretical Girl


When the body of a truck driver's found trampled in its cab, detective Faraday discovers the victim had last been seen with a gorgeous woman and apparently had been trampled by a heavy animal in the truck's cab. Soon, a couple of bodies arrive at the morgue in the same condition, with deer footprints and hair on the corpses. Faraday talks to a native American who tells of a legend about a deer/woman; half woman, but with hooves and trampling men after seducing them. Without any other lead, her begins to believe their's truth to the legend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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GOOF: At 10:04 the "American" flag on the wall has 48 stars instead of 50, and 12 stripes instead of 13. See more »


Near the end of the episode when Detective Faraday leaves Officer Reed's apartment, he gets into his car which has the red light on top still flashing (as he left it when he arrived). As he enters the car, the red light appears to turn off, only to be back on in the next shot. Minutes later in the woods, Deer Woman kicks his car, which causes the light to fall off the roof and fall to the side while still flashing. Presumably it fell off the car and is lying in the road as we never see it on top of the car or see the red flashing light ever again. However, as Detective Faraday pins Deer Woman to a tree using the car, we can see the reflection of the red flashing light in the windshield on a close-up of Detective Faraday. In the very next show we can still see that the light is not on the car. See more »


Dwight Faraday: A new kind of animal, one we haven't seen before. In London, in 1981 a series of brutal animal attacks were directly linked to a freak wolf that was gunned down in Piccadilly Circus.
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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X-files clone
9 April 2006 | by jdollakSee all my reviews

John Landis has a fair amount of comedy credits to his name; Blues Brothers, Animal House, Kentucky Fried Movie. But his horror credits are kind of limited, mostly the video for Thriller, and An American Werewolf In London. This sums up the way that this episode runs. Deer Woman deals with a cop and his new partner working on a case involving a few guys who have been killed in a very violent trampling manner. They eventually learn that it's a half deer-half woman creature, a Native American myth.

The entire movie runs exactly like an episode of The X-Files. Rather, any of the funny episodes of The X-Files. It's very fun, but it's not very horrific. I think there was one good jump scare, but it was mostly just a lot of good quips. Very little else to say about it.

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