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Creaky but sincere anti-sterilization scare piece, interesting mostly as a bizarre meeting of talents (and “talents”): Crane Wilbur, underappreciated director of noir prison flicks and onetime star of The Perils of Pauline; Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman; and Ed Wood cinematographer William C. Thompson. (Bonus: One of the doctors is played by Sterling Holloway, the voice of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh.)
Retirement home pulp. Dig the tension between the increasingly lurid plotting and the pokiness of Egoyan’s direction. Comes very close to having something meaningful to say after the Dean Norris sequence (i.e. the hunt for evil is Sisyphean, but still worthwhile, because this stuff is out there), but cancels it out with a campfire-story ending. (Cue Martin Landau, to the gathered senior citizens: “…and zat man vas Otto Wallisch!”)