Masters of Horror - Right to Die
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Late at night on a lonely country road, Cliff Addison (Martin Donovan of THE DEAD ZONE and WEEDS) and his wife Abby are involved in a fiery car wreck that leaves Cliff unhurt and his wife hideously burned. As Abby lies comatose, kept alive only by life support, her charred spirit seeks vengeance on those who profit from her plight including a slick attorney (Corbin Bernsen). Amidst a storm of angry relatives and pushy reporters, a controversial issue is about to take a horrific turn: Even if Cliff can now find a way to keep his wife alive, will a monstrous secret condemn him to a living hell forever? Features: Also on DVD, Right to Die Script Audio Commentary featuring Rob Schmidt Burnt Offerings: Making of Right to Die Flay-O-Trish Photo Gallery, Motion Menus
Though one might question the legitimacy of director Rob Schmidt being named a Master of Horror after his previous effort, the odious Wrong Turn, with Right to Die he turns in a watchable episode for the horror anthology series that combines the standard hardcore gore with a dose of social commentary. Indie stalwart Martin Donovan is top-billed as a philandering dentist whose wife is left disfigured and near death after a fiery car wreck. As a debate rages between Donovan, his wife's family, and various factions of the "right to life" community, the wife's spirit wreaks gruesome vengeance on those seek to exploit her agony for their own purposes. Exceptionally gruesome at times, and well-played by Donovan and Corbin Bernsen as his shady lawyer, Right to Die is one of the more ambitious episodes from MoH's second season, and if its mix of chills and politics isn't as satisfying as Joe Dante's first season episode, Homecoming, it still aims higher than most mainstream genre efforts. The DVD includes commentary by Schmidt, featurettes on the episode and its grisly special effects, and the shooting script in DVD-ROM format. -- Paul Gaita
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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.
Honestly Episode is fairly good aside from her incredible performance. Other reviewers are missing something here.
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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