Masters of Horror: Pelts
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- Commentary by screenwriter Matt Venne
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- Storyboard Gallery
- Still Gallery
- Director Bio
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.
This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, episodes of both Masters of Horror seasons. This was truly gore at its finest. Some of the other episodes claim to be about horror but never really delivers. Not so with Argento's contribution.
Warning: Even though I'm a vegan, don't let that influence you when reading my review. Of course, I'm happy the characters got it in karmic spades, but I am a horror fan and feel I can contribute an unbiased critique of Argento's work.
With that said, allow me to continue: This has it all: sex, nudity, girl-on-girl, seedy people, pretty girls, blood, more blood, gore galore, humor, etc. For me, I walked away with a huge feeling of satisfaction from the conclusion of this horrific installment. Everyone connected to the racoon slaughter got what they deserved--big time!
I'd like to insert spoilers here but I know that wouldn't be fair to you. So, all I can say is go rent or buy this DVD and see if it isn't the very best episode in the whole MOH series.
To my fellow veggies, if you can stomach one racoon killing which is of course fake, then by all means watch it. You'll not be disappointed by how karma grabs her victims by the jugular and rips their throats out.
I still shudder when I think about it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like sleazy gonzo horror movies, you will dig this one. It's very campy, but Meatloaf is hilarious and the death scenes are imaginative and sometimes hilarious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SR
Argento... lol, ok. This is good for a laugh, not much else. The story is laughable with a few gross out gore scenes.Published 12 months ago by Fred
this movie is just sick at the end. I mean thank god I was not eatting lolPublished 12 months ago by Jbarrett
Being a huge fan of Meat Loafs musical abilities I naturally enjoyed this movie. The story itself was pretty good. If Meat wasn't in it, I would give it a miss.Published on March 13, 2013 by Ray Wyrich
This episode from Season Two of Masters of Horror, sold separately by Amazon as a single movie, is a horror classic from Italy's Alfred Hitchcock - Dario Argento, the undisputed... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Hwang
I now watch these programs with a kind of perverse fascination. Despite an occasional success, they are almost uniformly disappointing. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by David Bonesteel
This is an episode out of the Masters Of Horror series on Showtime. First off, if you like incredibly beautiful sexy naked bi-sexual exotic dancers getting it on, who are possesed... Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Kenyatta Malachi
PELTS is a nasty little tale of obsession, murder, self-mutilation, and retribution. A low-end furrier named Jake (Meatloaf Aday from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, WISHCRAFT) gets... Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
A slimy furrier, Jake, (Meatloaf) gets his greedy hands on some prized raccoon pelts and uses them to make an exquisite fur coat for the object of his desire- a sultry stripper... Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by E. Valero