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Genetic Linkage

Viewpoint: Netflix’s new horror movie ‘Eli’ is a fright. But why did they have to ‘tarnish gene therapy’?

he new horror flick on Netflix, Eli, released just in time for Halloween, borrows from The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, with touches of The Shining. And it all takes place in what looks like Downton Abbey with the cleaning staff gone.

 

"Eli" works; it's scary. But the set-up using gene therapy gone awry is unfortunate, superfluous, and even offensive. (Beware, spoilers ahead)

 

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