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Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)

 -  Horror  -  February 1988 (USA)
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A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an envil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Mitchell
Alex Gardner
Tom Reilly ...
Richard Gardner
Donna Denton ...
Carolyn Harding
Hope Marie Carlton ...
Krista Halpern
Jan Squire (as Tamara Hyler)
Steven Brian Smith ...
The Commandant & Monster
Michael J. Scherlis ...
Tour Guide
Danny Somrack ...
Dead Guard
Lenka Novak ...
Commandant's Lady
Julie Rohde-Brown ...
Commandant's Lady (as Julie Rhodes)
Biff - The Band
Charles P. Bernuth ...
Skip (The Band)


A man visits Alcatraz prison after having dreams about all the people who died there. When he gets there, his brother is possessed by an envil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy metal singer who was killed there tries to help the man fight the monster. Written by Anonymous

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Alcatraz. For 39 years it held society's most depraved killers. Now it's home to something even worse...




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Release Date:

February 1988 (USA)  »

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Slaughterhouse Rock  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg did the dolly shots for the movie by skating around on roller skates. See more »


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Escape from Alcatraz
11 June 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best film ever made. It puts "Lord of the Rings," "Schindler's List," "Citizen Kane" and "Mission: Impossible 2" to shame. It is so great, it's greater.

It's about this guy who has nightmares about all the people who died at Alcatraz, so he decides to visit the jail and, like, there are all these vampires and stuff, and they're all into killing people. It's really cool.

The special effects are like totally sweet, I thought it was a real vampire once. (They're real, they bit my Uncle Herman.) The acting is top-notch stuff. Everyone playing the vampires must have trained at the Actor's Studio with Al Pacino and Chris Walken and Mickey Rourke, they're just plain into character like no others.

It co-stars this guy named Jeff Speakman, you might remember him from the epic masterpiece of the martial arts genre, THE PERFECT WEAPON, well he's even better here, even though he's only in it for about ten seconds.

This is a totally sweet movie and the best movie ever made. Before I saw it, I had no idea a lone man could gain access to one of the most infamous former jails in the United States. I was also unaware that nobody's monitoring the jail and that these monitors wouldn't have noticed flying giant bats killing people all the time.

So I guess I learned a thing or two from Slaughterhouse Rock, the best movie ever made!

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