Masters of Horror - Pelts Review
Written by: Hard2Kill
I have been a long time fan of writer F. Paul Wilson and a while back when all of the episodes for season 2 of MOH had been announced and it tured out that Dario Argento was going to direct "Pelts" based on Wilsons short story I got excited, I might even admit to giggling like a little girl. But, then I watch last seasons "Jennifer" also by Argento I became a little scared because the episode was not up to Argento's usual amount of syle and creepyness and gore, it was just lacking.
Not that it wasn't good but I couldn't see any of the director in the movie, anyone could have been the director and it would have been the same. let's put it this way, I loved the story so I would not want just anyone adapting it to film. As it turn out all my reservations about this episode were misplaced because it is very Argento and still very much the story of sex and madness that I remember. The whole story revolves around a fur coat maker (meatloaf) that just wants perfection in his coats and the money and fame it will bring him. More than anything he wants the attention of a lovely young stripper/model that looks at him like he is trash, just another pervert staring at her beautiful body.
And believe me guys, it is nice and you get to see plenty of it. Meatloaf gets a call from a local trapper that says he has the best pelts he has ever seen, but when he get there the trapper and his son are dead. Does that stop him from taking the pelts? Of course not, of which he makes a magnificent coat all to win the love of Shanna the stripper. The pelts are cursed of course and all types of bad things happen to all involved with making the coat.
This episode was pretty nasty, lots of blood, and guts, and naked women, and some more blood and dead racoons, and smoe skin peeling off, and some kinky sex, and more blood..... did I mention how much blood is in this episode. My wife actually his from some of the self mutilation parts and depending on how jaded you are it may get to you too. The acting was really well done, the FX are outstanding, and the direction was great. I know I said it last time but this may be the best episode thus far. They just keep getting better.