Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
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While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a disfigured woman called Jenifer from being sliced with a meat cleaver by a deranged ... See full summary »


Dario Argento


Mick Garris (creator), Steven Weber (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Weber ... Frank Spivey
Laurie Brunetti Laurie Brunetti ... Spacey
Carrie Anne Fleming ... Jenifer
Kevin Crofton Kevin Crofton ... Homeless Man
Beau Starr ... Chief Charlie
Julia Arkos ... Ann Wilkerson
Jasmine Chan Jasmine Chan ... Amy
Brenda James ... Ruby
Harris Allan ... Pete
Matt Garlick Matt Garlick ... Institute Guard
Mark Acheson ... Side Show Owner
Cynthia Garris ... Rose
Jeffrey Ballard ... Young Jack (as Jeff Ballard)
Brad Mooney Brad Mooney ... Friend #1
Riley Ruckman Riley Ruckman ... Friend #2


While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a disfigured woman called Jenifer from being sliced with a meat cleaver by a deranged homeless man. He feels sorry for Jenifer, and takes her from an insane asylum and brings her home. Frank becomes obsessed for Jenifer, feeling lust and attraction for her lascivious body. When he realizes that she is a human beast, he moves with her to an isolated old cabin in the woods, with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

18 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The source material first appeared in 1974 in Creepy #63 and was illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. See more »


Frank rolls up his car window after swatting a fly, but when he gets out of the car moments later his window is down. See more »


Chief Charlie: If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck with a meat cleaver.
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Not half as good as the comic.
28 September 2009 | by alien-90See all my reviews

Jenifer was one of the most twisted little stories I got to enjoy growing up. It was written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. I think not Argento or Carpenter but Bernie Wrightson and Richard Corben are the real masters of horror.

At first I was nicely surprised by Weber who looks very much like the comic-book character and so does Jenifer. The gore also looks true to the comic. The make-up effects are very good. But that's not enough to make it good, even for a TV episode, anyway not for this Bernie Wrightson fan. What starts out promising quickly turned average and boring. The comic had a much more desolate atmosphere and almost totally depended on the two main characters. The extra characters Argento came up with to fill up this episode of masters of horror were too predictable. Uninteresting clichés without depth, and to me Argento didn't do enough to make the awesome drawings of Bernie Wrightson or the creepy atmosphere of Bruce Jones little story come to live in the way that it deserves. I have to see a real good adoption yet of the old Wrightson styled black and white horror comics. To me they stand by themselves and miles above mediocre, mainstream television productions such as this that are directed by people who had their peaks in cinema over twenty years ago and are now still merely making money of the horror genre without coming up with any good new ideas anymore. Yesterdays rebels are indeed todays sellouts. I'd advice people to read the old short Wrightson comics from the early seventies any time over this. They are worth it. Try reading Jenifer before you watch this. Or better : Just read the comic and skip this.

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