Masters of Horror - Right to Die
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"Right to Die," however, is not a bad entry in the "Masters of Horror" series. In fact, it's rather solid with an unexpected and appreciated cleverness. Martin Donovan, an indie film stalwart whose deadpan delivery I have always admired, stars as the film's protagonist. Existing in a troubled marriage, Donovan's situation goes from bad to worse as a horrible car accident puts his wife in a coma. Covered in burns, unrecognizable, and not able to live without technological intervention--the episode wrestles with whether or not Donovan should humanely let her die. Oh but there's one complication, his wife's spirit is restless. Every time her heart fails, but before she is revived, her gruesome specter is on the move seeking retribution on those that have wronged her in life.
I particularly liked the juxtaposition of the traditional horror story with the "Right to Die" political debate. That's what makes this episode unique, and there is genuine humor that is mined from this topic. The horror sequences are effective enough--if somewhat familiar.Read more ›
Honestly Episode is fairly good aside from her incredible performance. Other reviewers are missing something here.
'Evil Dead' with Bruce Campbell. It most have made good because they made 2 sequels! Well back to Right to Die. The fx was some of the best out of this series. They did over do the sex scenes. I always say that if you can make a show that's a horror show and the writers know what they are doing you don't need sex. This was one of them They really could have added more,as I call it, sneak up scare back and forth, that's where you know it's going to happen because of the music, the slow pace and then nothing and then get ready to move on and wam! that is what does the job. Evil Dead was well known for that.
I liked the actors in Right to Die. But why did you guys stop making them? Or am I not paying attention. Well this is a 5 star and the skin donor scene was a blast!
What saves this episode from being boring is the great acting from every character in the movie and the mystery that builds up towards the second half of the story about who is actually going to live and who is actually going to die.
The story revolves around a married couples' argument during a trip, where distracted, the man driving the car losses control of the vehicle and the car overturns and catches on fire, with his wife being badly burnt and suffering from third degree burns and is, subsequently, put on life support in a hospital, where her state is vegetative; and the husband, under the encouragement of his lawyer to terminate life support, and, in so doing, inherit a million dollars in life insurance, decides to do so, given the fact that he marriage was already shaky after his wife discovered his affair with his dental assistant - and, after the assistant seduces him again after their break-up, much to the chagrin of his semiconscious wife, who, every time she is declared clinically dead, manages to exact revenge on all who have wronged her, and upon this discovery, by her husband, finds him seeking to skin the dental assistant and have her skin grafted onto his wife in a bid to keep her alive.
The theme of this movie really begs the question the right to live at what expense? And will have euthanasia advocates rejoicing.
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Loved the chilling idea of this movie. The production was just a notch below perfect but the acting pushed the plot forward thrillingly.Published on May 4, 2013 by Michael Tornillo
no scratches and glad to add it to my collection very good horror love movie. i am very glad i own itPublished on April 4, 2013 by robbie mcclure
first, to appreciate this film, you need to be a horror fan...
that being said, this tight 60 minute film (episode) involves a couple. Read more
A manipulative twerp named Cliff (Martin Donovan) and his beautiful wife Abbey (Julia Anderson) have a massive car accident which leaves the wife... Read more
Rob Schmidt is far from being a Master of Horror, but the Wrong Turn director manages to turn in a decent enough Masters of Horror episode with Right to Die. Read morePublished on March 9, 2008 by N. Durham
This was my favorite episode. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I love revenge stories and this was no exception. Read morePublished on December 13, 2007 by jomama
the first 20 minutes are very slow, after that it picks up and becomes an engaging drama. Read more
So many plotholes I dare not go into them here. This being 1 hour in length there were so many scenes that raised questions which were never answered. Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by S. Sommerville
This installment of Masters of Horror was pretty good but not great. I have to say the story was pretty interesting and slightly creepy at times. Read morePublished on July 17, 2007 by Jay