Although Showtime's current Masters of Horror series is allowing it's directors to be as gruesome and intense as they like, it seems that one particular episode has proved too much for the cable network.
Speaking to Fangoria, John Landis revealed that Dario Argento's Jenifer is "the one where you watch and think, "What the f**k am I seeing???" because some of it is pretty shocking.
They did have to cut one scene for Showtime, involving some cannibalism of a phallus, which is a little severe. I remember when I saw it - and Dario's a very sweet guy - he said, "Oh, come look, this is great!" And we were all watching it on the Avid going, 'Jesus Christ!'"
The series is set to run in the UK on Bravo early next year, before being released on DVD from Anchor Bay.
If you want to see Jenifer early, then make your way to The Duke of York's cinema in Brighton on the 26th November, for a special Frightfest screening of the episode, alongside District 13 and Boo!. See earlier news for more details.
Jenifer dir. Dario Argento, screenplay by Steven Weber
Based on the classic comic book written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson, Jenifer is the shocking tale of a modern-day Lolita who, through her Siren-like powers, ultimately destroys the bodies and souls of all men unfortunate enough to cross her path. After police officer Frank (Steven Weber) saves her life, he adopts her, only to learn that no good deed goes unpunished.
1st Nov 04 Above all though, it is the relationship between John and Laura Baxter which is the film’s central focus throughout, and the gradual disintegration of their relationship amidst a haze of grief.