The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

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Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
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Katherine
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Sharpe
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Cresus
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Rabbitt
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Lasagna
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Sandor
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Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Stephen E. Little ...
Rhino
Mickey Yablans ...
Brian Young
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Hershey
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Horton
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Wallace
Matt Kanen ...
Johnson
Rod Lockman ...
Kramer
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After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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8 December 1987 (UK)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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$354,704 (USA)
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The prison where the movie was shot, the former Wyoming State Prison located in Rawlins, Wyoming, has daily tours and much of the set remains intact from when crews filmed there in 1987. See more »

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When Lasagna is shot in the back by the ghost-manned machine guns, empty squib blood packs fly out of the bullet holes in the front of his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Lasagna: I thought bustin' cars was your thing.
Burke: Well a car ain't nothing but a series of locks. Older the lock, easier it is. And this place... is old.
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Written by Ron Jankowski and Sunny Hilder
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Tom Everett and Viggo Mortensen are in it to!
30 June 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Yes people this has three cast members from the movie "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3" shocked? Well for me, yes I was very shocked. Tom Everett and Viggo Mortensen are too excellent actors, you might remember them as Tex and Alfredo, from TCM 3 of course. Prison relates to other movies like "The Horror Show", "Destroyer", and "Shocker" but there was something different about this film. It was creepier than all those others and it had better torture scenes of pain and agony and including...yes...death. The only thing that didn't make it as good as all the others you only see the spirit one time for about ten seconds, that's it. Through the whole movie the spirit appears as bright light and electricity. Oh and did I include that Kane Hodder is in this too? Good story, alright setting (It takes place in a prison what else do you want), and acting is basically average. If you like prison horror movies this is a for must see for your eyes, pure eye candy!


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