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?


The asylum scenes were filmed on the same set as the ones in the previous episode, Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House. 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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This is my Own
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Can we really call this a return to form for Dario Argento?
25 October 2007 | by marco70See all my reviews

Being a great fan of Dario Argento's works, I've been watching his latest movie with growing pain, as they invariably are unsatisfying, if not close to laughable. The Phantom of the Opera, I Can't Sleep, The Card Player, are all nothing more than big missteps from the man who gave us Deep Red, Tenebrae and Inferno. I was really happy, then, when I started reading enthusiastic reviews for Argento's entry to the Masters of Horror series. But, is the result really a return to form? Not really. The movie in itself is actually much better than Argento's latest works; but, that said, where's the originality? I was quite shocked by the fact that Jenifer's storyline is copied, completely, from the idea behind Raoul Servais' Harpya, a 1979 short animated movie. Point is: Harpya is a small gem of a movie, frightening, enigmatic, haunting, a Kafkaesque nightmare; whereas Jenifer is just an above-the-average TV horror movie, with some good moments, but overall bland and dull.

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