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Masters of Horror: Pro-Life
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- Commentary by John Carpenter and screenwriters Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan
- "Final Delivery: The Making of Pro-Life" featurette
- "Demon Baby: Birthing the FX Sequence" featurette
- Storyboard Gallery
- Still Gallery
- Director Bio
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
Top Customer Reviews
Pro-Life is a creepy story of a what if kind of situation, an underage girl, the victim of rape, seeks help at an abortion clinic with her Bible toting father in hot pursuit.
Once there the showdown begins as the father thinking he is on some kind of cleansing mission begins his carnage while inside the medical team discover all is not right with the unborn.
I liked this story, I found it creepy, again Well done John Carpenter.
Anyhow a young girl gets impregnated by a demon and goes to have an abortion except her father and brothers think it's a child from god and try to force her to keep it. Of course she tries anyways because she knows the truth about it so her crazy father chases her to the clinic, which by the way is like a small fortress. So she gets in an her father becomes angry and from there insues gun battles, demon babies, 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 impregnated her shows up and just when you think things are gonna get better it doesn't. You see the demon baby gets killed but yet the demon does nothing about it and walks off like a sad kid who lost it's dog. Maybe they ran out of time and that's the best they could do being that there only hour long episodes 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 movies in his time. Besides the ending it was a good little episode, 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.
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.Read more ›
This episode has alot going for it, but for my money, it has even more going against it. Which is a crying shame, because I really do adore the set-up for this story.
Ah well, let's talk about the good first!
As I mentioned, the basic plot and premise of the episode is fantastic. After being impregnated with a demon, a young girl arrives at an abortion clinic, hoping to eliminate the sinister seed before it can be born. Her devout father and obedient brothers thus go on a rampage to save her and the baby, thinking they're doing the will of God. It's a genuinely clever idea and is flowing with delicious irony. While it's about a very charged and controversial topic, it doesn't seem quite as interested in taking sides as previous MoH entry "Homecoming" does, although there is definite commentary on the extremes people will go to for their beliefs. Thankfully, between Ron Perlman's acting and the script, the father character doesn't come off as a belligerent straw-man....for the most part. Whether you agree with his views or not, he seems like a man who genuinely cares for his daughter and his beliefs, though is also very unhinged and merciless. In the hands of another director, writer, or actor, this character could have just been a generic depiction of a violent evangelical pro-lifer; quoting the Bible, in constant righteous fury, and a whole mess of other cliches. The demons that appear towards the end are also great. Some nice practical effects and costumes really make these creatures feel terrifying and real, far more so than if they had been rendered in CGI.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some very nice graphic gore in this one, even by Masters of Horror standards ! Plus HELLBOY is very entertaining. Not the best episode, but well worth the watch !!Published 14 months ago by torcha chamber
This movie was awful, and no I'm not saying that for political reasons. This movie was just an hour, because if it were any longer there would be a rash of suicides. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Cedrick
Young Angelique (Caitlin Wachs) is pregnant with Satan's baby. In a casting irony, Hellboy, Ron Perlman is the father of Angelique and is part of the Pro-Life movement. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by The Movie Guy
This movie is a controversial take on abortions, abortion clinics, abortion activism and pro life choice all wrapped up into a... Read more
This may be THE worst movie I have ever seen. I had expected it to be bad but at least funny...it is not entertaining at all. Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Karen
this was by the weakest movie ever,99% of all these masters of horror movies suck.This is the god honest truth,boaring as hell weak special effects to much cg weak, lousey bad tast... Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by blow my balls
(I live in the United States of America and my Freedom of Speech is being violated here on Amazon.com so I will NOT be Selling and/or Buying anything from Amazon.com. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by I Love Yahweh Yeshua Christ!
A young girl, Angelique (Caitlin Wachs), who claims to be impregnated by something other worldly, is taken to a nearby abortion clinic. Read more