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Pro-Life 

Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world.

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Drew McWeeny | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caitlin Wachs ... Angelique Burcell
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Kim
Mark Feuerstein ... Alex O'Shea
Biski Gugushe ... Kiernan
Jeremy Jones ... Doug
Lisa Bunting ... Joan
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Sam
Ashley Whillans Ashley Whillans ... Isobel
Grace Bauer Grace Bauer ... Marie
Bill Dow ... Dr. Kiefer
Ron Perlman ... Dwayne Burcell
Arabella Bushnell ... Grace
Graeme McComb ... Caleb Burcell
Benjamin Rogers Benjamin Rogers ... Cole Burcell
Chad Krowchuk ... Darry Burcell
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Storyline

Pro-Life, directed by John Carpenter, written by Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan, tells the story of a young girl trapped inside a clinic, who discovers the only thing more dangerous than her pursuers is the demonic secret that she carries within her. Ron Perlman, Mark Feuerstein, Emannuelle Vaugiere and Caitlin Wachs star. Written by masters of horror

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Horror

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Carpenter's son Cody composed the soundtrack for his father's episode as he did in the first season. See more »

Goofs

When the demon breaks through the door, he breaks most of it away and starts to walk through. In the next shot, he breaks it again, identically to the first time, and then just stands there. See more »

Connections

Edited into Final Delivery: The Making of 'Pro Life' (2007) See more »

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John, John, John!
14 October 2007 | by Treeman222See all my reviews

What happened to you Johnny-boy? John Carpenter never used to rely on special effects (and bad ones at that) to make things entertaining. He used them judiciously to add to the story, but not to fall back on because there is nothing else in the script. The effects in this are terrible, ranging from lame CGI (added in at the last minute to "pump-up" some of the gore) to a cheesy guy-in-a-rubber-suit demon. Gah.

Remember Prince of Darkness, John? The huge black hand - the only part that we see of the Anti-Christ - that was scarier than anything in Pro-Life. Much. much more frightening than a rubber monster. I realize that if you just had a big, shadowy figure roaming the halls in Pro-Life, many viewers would think it was a cop-out, but your fans wouldn't. Instead, most of us probably think that showing us everything was the cop-out.

Whatever your next budget is, cut it in half so you make a good movie.


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