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The Screwfly Solution 

A strange virus renders the entire human male population into homicidal maniacs who end up wiping out all females, leaving a woman and her daughter to fend for themselves.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Sam Hamm (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Priestley ... Alan
Kerry Norton ... Anne
Linda Darlow ... Bella
Brenna O'Brien ... Amy
Steve Lawlor Steve Lawlor ... The Private
Elliott Gould ... Barney
William S. Taylor ... The Mayor
Don House Don House ... Storekeeper
Nels Lennarson ... Barekeeper
Steve Makaj ... Mankeeper
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... General (as J.W. Carroll)
Tara Leigh Tara Leigh ... Sabbath
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... Max
Nelson Leis ... Rodney Bearden (as Nelson Carter-Leis)
Bill Mackenzie ... Church
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A strange virus renders the entire human male population into homicidal maniacs who end up wiping out all females, leaving a woman and her daughter to fend for themselves.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene in which the soldiers were shown pornographic movies in the lab, the clip of the Japanese women was taken from 'Imprint', the 13th episode of the first season. Since it was decided that 'Imprint' was too graphic for television so was not aired, this was the first time it was seen in the US before being released on DVD. See more »

Goofs

The photos of the girl murdered in Jacksonville, FL. are titled "Duval County Sheriff's Department". While Jacksonville is located in Duval County, the city and county governments are consolidated. The photos should read "Jacksonville Sheriff's Office". See more »

Connections

Featured in Hagan Reviews: The Screwfly Solution See more »

Soundtracks

Threnody
performed by Chimaira
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Close Retelling of an Awesome Story
2 January 2007 | by earthman007See all my reviews

I only caught the last fifteen minutes of this episode, however, I was greatly surprised to recognize it straight off, as it is an adaptation of one of my favorite sci-fi short stories. I was amazed that the writer and director stayed so faithful to the source material and yet still be able to flesh some things out - like how the angels look. I can't wait until this episode airs again so that I can watch the entire thing.

If anyone wants to read where this episode comes from, the story is included in the anthology "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever" by James Tiptree Jr. I highly recommend picking it up and reading it to see where the episode draws its material from.


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