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A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but find that a certain somebody is disrupting their shooting schedule... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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The electric chair! To an ordinary man it's the end! But when serial killer Ivan Moser sat down...he was just getting warmed up See more »

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'Anthony Perkins' replaced Roddy McDowall on short notice. See more »

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David Harris: So what you're telling me is that Moser is still alive?
Robert Edwards: I'm telling you Ivan Moser is half alive
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #4 (2014) See more »

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Kiss My Stinky White Ass
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Everybody loves Lyle.
2 September 2005 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

Destroyer is a prime piece of forgettable 80's horror schlock. Lyle Alzado (YES!) stars as a brutal inmate who somehow survives his execution, Shocker style, and mysteriously disappears. Soon after, the prison closes and a while later, the place becomes the shooting location for a women-in-prison (WIP) film, directed by none other than a lively Anthony Perkins. (Yes, they do shoot a shower scene.) Of course, slasher horror hilarity ensues. Yeah, I knew what I was getting into…the cover shows a buff, gleaming Alzado holding a big jackhammer with a mounted scope! Memorable line: "Could you hang on a second, Officer Callahan? I gotta peepee."


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