Steven Weber of THE SHINING, THE STAND and DESPERATION stars as Frank Spivey, an investigator who saves an unusual girl (Carrie Anne Fleming) with a badly disfigured face and lusciously ripe body from a psychopathic killer. When Spivey takes obligation for the mentally challenged orphan, she reveals herself to be an animal of unknown carnal pleasures and unspeakable violent wickedness that might lead him straight to hell. She is seductress, psychopath and succubus all in one ... and her name is JENIFER. The famous Dario Argento directs this jaw-dropper that includes a haunting rating by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin (DAWN OF THE DEAD, TENEBRE).
Leave it to Dario Argento (Suspiria) to formulate a really stomach-flipping installment in Showtime's Masters of Horror series. Argento's hour-long Jenifer has an uncluttered through-line that integrates a relentlessly devastating movie noir plot with zombie mindset. Steven Weber plays a cop who kills a man about to hurt a disfigured female named Jenifer. Weber discovers himself strangely protective of the woman, who by the way has adequate sexual hunger to lure him away from everything sane and holy. Sadly, she has other appetites as well, which spells difficulty for the odd child (or housecat) who might be taken as a snack. Weber's down spiral is foreseeable enough, however there's something in virtually every scene that makes you shiver-- either overtly (Jenifer chomping down on entrails) or indirectly (the way trees ripple as a car moves into the forest). Jenifer is played by Carrie Anne Fleming, wearing a prosthetic horror mask and flimsy negligee, an unsettling combination of repulsive/sexy that Argento ventures to the maximum. The trim script is by Steven Weber, from a narrative by Bruce Jones; the exceptional music is by Claudio Simonetti, whose ensemble Goblin did the music for other Argento films and the original Dawn of the Dead. -- Robert Horton
MASTERS OF HORROR - DARIO ARGENTO MOVIE