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Masters of Horror - Pro-Life
Masters of Horror - Pro-Life
Actors: Ron Perlman, Emmanuelle Vaugiere
Director: John Carpenter
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
UR     2007     0hr 57min

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. Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 03/20/2007 Starring: Ro...  more »


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Actors: Ron Perlman, Emmanuelle Vaugiere
Director: John Carpenter
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
Original Release Date: 10/28/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 10/28/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 57min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Holly H. (AtlantaGothicChick) from CATAWBA, SC
Reviewed on 9/11/2015...
This movies has no real depth or story line. I love Ron Perlman. The whole reason why I wanted the movie. The story just barely scratches the surface of what this movie could have been.
Shawna S. from ARLINGTON, MA
Reviewed on 8/3/2010...
A decent movie, but not terribly original or memorable. Think "Rosemary's Baby" on a smaller, modern scale. Worth seeing if you're bored, though.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Bridgett A. (Anya) from BALTIMORE, MD
Reviewed on 3/30/2008...
Decent film but not what I was really expecting. Ron Perlman did a great job.
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Movie Reviews

The Abortion Debate Has Never Been So Loony--John Carpenter
K. Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 12/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John Carpenter returns to Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series with Season 2's offering "Pro-Life." As with most anthology series, the quality of any given episode and the reaction to it can be widely divergent. Carpenter's entry from last season, "Cigarette Burns," is one of its most divisive. It is regarded in some circles as the best the show had to offer and dismissed out of hand by others. I fell somewhere in between the debate ranking it in the middle/upper part of the pack.

Intriguingly enough, the Takeshi Miike episode banned from Season 1 involved a storyline revolving around abortions. "Pro-Life," as you might guess from the title, also has this as a major theme. But don't worry, this is no heavy handed diatribe--it's light and loose but still has some sting to its barbs. This is a brand of horror that I like to think of as "everything but the kitchen sink." It is a social satire and a commentary on pro-life extremists--but it also throws in a grisly birth, a massive gun fight, torture, a insectile creature with a baby head, a chasm to an alternate world, and what appears to be the devil himself. In other words, I pretty much loved it! Easily one of the more entertaining episodes, no one will confuse this with great art--but it's a whole lot of fun.

The action gets going when a doctor from a local abortion clinic almost runs down a young girl fleeing from an unknown pursuer. Taking her into the hospital to make sure she's all right, she confesses to being pregnant. She thinks God has brought her here to get an abortion. Her father ends up at the front gate demanding her return, he is a pro-life activist who has had previous run-ins with this establishment. What follows include a revelation about the unnatural origins of the fetus, a supernaturally fast pregnancy cycle, and a battle for the father to save his unborn grandchild.

There is lots of humor in "Pro-Life," plenty of gore, and some crazy creatures. Ron Perlman and Caitlin Wachs are particularly effective as the pregnant girl and her father. For sheer loony entertainment value, this gets high marks for me. KGHarris, 12/06."
Excellent and entertaining horror.
Gore-Hound | melbourne, australia | 01/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed "Pro-life" and some of the gory deaths had me laughing. Whilst the subject matter is controversial, I feel this film was not propaganda (as the paranoid christians who have "reviewed" the film has said) but a good story of an interesting guy "Ron Perlman" who happens to be a religious nutter!

The irony of being "pro-life" as he is will not be lost on you. Great performance by Ron Perlman, he sure is ugly to look at but makes an imposing figure.

Well put together and vastly entertaining horror."
People Are Too Harsh
The Brock Lesnar of Reviewing - The | The High Desert, CA | 01/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, so I've seen quite a few episode's of Master's Of Horror and to tell you the truth 95% are not that great. But I really liked this one, I don't know what it is about it but I liked it. I see alot of folk's didn't care for it but hey, everyone is different. Anyhow a young girl get's inpregnanted by a demon and goes to have an abortion while in the meantime her father and brother's think it's a child from god and try to force her to keep it. Of course she trie's anyway's because she know's the truth about it but her crazy father chase's her to the clinic, which by the way is like a small fortress. So she get's in and her father get angry and from there insue's gun battle's, demon babie's, torture and the one thing I didn't like......the ending. If you must know about it, the girl has the baby which is like a spider/baby, the demon which imprenanted her show's up and just when you think thing's are gonna get better it doesn't. You see the demon baby get's killed but yet the demon does nothin about it and walk's off like a sad kid who lost his or her dog. Maybe they ran out of time and that's the best they could do being that there only hour long episode's but damn, you could've done better than that. I guess that's what you'd expect from John Carpenter who has made a few garbage movie's in his time........but, beside's the ending it was a good little movie, whether you like it or not is up to you, oh and by the way I would give it 3 and 1/2 stars not four."