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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18 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the only Season 1 episode to require cuts. 2 shots were removed from the final film, both involved graphic depictions of oral sex. The first one occurred during the sex scene in the car, and the second occurred at the end of the film. The deleted scenes are edited into the 'So Hideous My Love' documentary on the DVD. 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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Enjoy the Silence
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Excellent entry - probably one of the best.
9 April 2006 | by jdollakSee all my reviews

Amazingly, I haven't seen anything by Argento. I've intended to rent The Bird With Crystal Plumage, but I keep expecting that I'll hate it. Giallo flicks were never my forte.

Jenifer deals with a cop who saves a disfigured woman from being killed by a man. His concern for Jenifer grows, and winds up bringing her to stay with his family for a time. He gradually becomes obsessed with Jenifer, and protecting her comes into conflict with his feelings about her behavior.

How far do we go for love? At what point does behavior become unforgivable? Jenifer behaves like a pet in this film, to the point that she makes purring type noises as part of her seduction. The gore is strong, but brief. There is a strong amount of sex in this story, and there have been complaints about that. I considered the sex to be entirely necessary to the plot. The psychological aspects of the characters involved make these sequences indispensable. A very strong entry in the series, probably one of my favorites.

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