Masters of Horror is a 2000s television series with a different director for each of the thirteen episodes in the season, running about an hour long.
Directed by: Joe Dante (Piranha, Gremlins)
Evil Category: vagina vendetta virus
Score: two out of five misogynistic maniacs
The second episode directed by Dante is about a virus that infects males, causing them to lash out and kill females in a world-wide femocide. Although this goes against all of the feminist bones in my body, I have to admit the idea was new and intriguing. I squirmed a little, and I was really curious about how the episode would end. Unfortunately, it ended not well. Not well at all, my friend. Aliens made of light not good. There are a lot of creative twists that could have really pulled it all together, giving you a reason to sit through the last little bit. I will say, it’s a lot better than Dante’s other episode: Homecoming, but whereas that was bad from the get-go, this one starts off strong and ends in a let-down. I mean, guys get infected by a woman-hating virus, they blame religion. Some scientists invent a chemical castration pill, but it’s too late. Woman quickly are killed off around the globe and soon there is one woman left who meets the aliens who started the wipe-out of Earth. I really don’t know what else to tell you. Some of the scenes were shot in small-town Canada and that was pretty cool. Good to know us Canadians were the last to die… I guess?
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