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One of the better Masters of Horror episodes
on September 18, 2007
The Screwfly Solution is an interesting take on the zombie genre. Jason Priestly and Eliot Gould star as scientists who have studied the effects of genetic engineering on screwflies. They are called in to assist when suddenly men start attacking and murdering women.
While the premise has only the slightest amount of believability, suspension of disbelief can be achieved. However, the idea that this is being done by some higher beings for some ulterior motives stretches beyond that point.
I like my horror grounded in reality or Earth-bound alternatives. I find that suddenly introducing a "sci fi" solution to an otherwise non-sci fi story to be a cheat; a cop out, if you will. But that's just me.
This isn't the worst of this series, but its also not the best: Coscarelli still holds that mantle: ....Mountin Road.