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Masters of Horror - Pelts
Masters of Horror - Pelts
Actors: Meat Loaf, Link Baker, Emilio Salituro, Elise Lew, Shawn Hall
Director: Dario Argento
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
UR     2007     0hr 59min

Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 02/13/2007 Run time: 58 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actors: Meat Loaf, Link Baker, Emilio Salituro, Elise Lew, Shawn Hall
Director: Dario Argento
Creators: Adam Goldworm, Andrew Deane, Ben Browning, John W. Hyde, F. Paul Wilson, Matt Venne, Mick Garris
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: 02/13/2007
Original Release Date: 12/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 59min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Micheal D. from BRIDGMAN, MI
Reviewed on 5/11/2010...
Pretty sweet horror flick, bunch of sex crap though
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 6/16/2009...
Incredily graphic and gory. I've seen quite a bit, but this was difficult to watch. I love F. Paul Wilson's work and this adaptation is excellent. A good entry in the MOH series, but definitely for the squeamish or faint of heart!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

An Over-The-Top Meatloaf Plus Enchanted Raccoons Equals The
K. Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 12/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The second season of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" has had more than its share of inauspicious offerings. So I was intrigued and delighted when Italian horror legend Dario Argento was invited to the party again. Season One's Argento was "Jenifer" which, to me, was more of an oddity than an entertainment. But I never count Argento out. To be honest--I hadn't seen Argento around in the few years prior to "Masters," but his early Giallo-style influence on modern horror is undeniable. And while nothing in "Pelts" come close to his lyrical and haunting masterpiece "Suspiria," it is still a demented bit of fun (and a big improvement over "Jenifer."

Meatloaf (I will do anything for pelts, but I won't do that!) stars as a fur trader looking to cash in on some quality skins. With a big score, he hopes to win the love of a most unpleasant stripper. John Saxon is a trapper who ensnares a whole slew of beautiful raccoons. For reasons that aren't particularly important (just go with it) they are mystical and guard something vaguely supernatural. Anyone who comes into contact with the pelts from these beasts can expect to meet with a little nastiness.

Buoyed by a great, over-the-top performance by Meatloaf--I had a lot of fun with "Pelts." I never connected with the supernatural angle, but I didn't try to overthink it either. There are some good effects, a decent amount of gore, and a playful tone. The ending, in particular, reaching a crescendo that is almost operatic in scope. One of the more interesting entries into a very hit-or-miss anthology. KGHarris, 12/06."
Argento presents you with gore and lots of sleazy nudity...Y
M. B Cole | Las Vegas, NV | 04/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is my first Masters of Horror movie I watched due to such bad reviews of almost every one of them. I read good things about this one (hi Chris and M!) so I decided to pick it up. And boy am I glad I did. If you want to sit back and enjoy a good gore fest then I would definitely recommend this. Argento definitely does not hold back with the grossness. I haven't been happily goriefied in quite some time. And not only that... we are also blessed with a ton of nudity. So much nudity that I actually kind of felt bad about our main actress cause I think she was topless for about 90% of her scenes. And then we have Meatloaf. You can never go wrong when Man-Boob Bob is in your movie. He played his part wonderfully in Pelts as a horny, sleazy, and uncaring fur coat maker looking for a big paycheck.

Oh... the story is about some raccoons with some guardian spirits in them. They die and get skinned. But their guardian spirits live on and get revenge. Sounds dumb I know, but the story isn't THAT bad. But, like porn, are you really watching this for the story or are you watching this for something else!
A "Tales From The Crypt" throwback.....
V. Francis | Sutherlin, OR USA | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Do you like the old HBO series TALES FROM THE CRYPT? If so, PELTS may just be tailor made for you. In this installment of the popular MASTERS OF HORROR series, director Dario Argento gives us PELTS, the story of a fur trader named Jake Feldman (Meat Loaf Aday, who really needs to drop that last name, IMO) who stumbles upon the furs of several enchanted raccoons, and decides to make the world's most beautiful coonskin coat with them, in order to seduce Shana, the lesbian stripper of his dreams(A role filled out very nicely by Ellen Ewusie). One small problem: The furs, being once attached to enchanted-forest-dwelling raccoons, curse whomever they come in contact with to die as the raccoons themselves did; bloody, hideous, painful deaths.

So in no short order, the trapper who originally trapped the animals and killed them, his son, and several sweatshop workers are dead in stupendously over the top fashion, from gutting themselves, to diving face first onto a bearclaw trap (A great moment of giallo that is sure to please the gorehounds out there) to actually sewing their face shut. The only question left is whether or not Feldman can resist the siren song of the furs long enough to dump them and surive the nightmare he's found himself in.

The plot IS, as other reviews have stated, flat out ridiculous, but in PELTS' defense, no more so than the average episode of TALES FROM THE CRYPT used to be. In fact, if you threw in a Cryptkeeper intro and extro, this would be a slam bang episode of TFTC. The acting is solidly in the B-movie range, as you'd expect from a made for cable movie, and only Meat Loaf really stands out from the rest of the cast. The gore is plentiful enough to keep the gorehounds happy, there's plenty of bare breasts to keep T & A fans happy, and over all, horror fans in general should find enough in PELTS to suit their fancy. A great entry into the MASTERS cannon, right alongside Argento's other entry, JENIFER. Recommended."