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Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)

R | | Horror | February 1988 (USA)
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 evil cannibal demon. The ghost of a female heavy ... See full summary »

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Sammy Mitchell
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Alex Gardner
Tom Reilly ...
Richard Gardner
Donna Denton ...
Carolyn Harding
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Krista Halpern
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Jan Squire (as Tamara Hyler)
Steven Brian Smith ...
Jack
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Marty
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The Commandant & Monster
Michael J. Scherlis ...
Tour Guide
Danny Somrack ...
Dead Guard
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Commandant's Lady
Julie Rhodes ...
Commandant's Lady
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Biff - The Band
Charles P. Bernuth ...
Skip (The Band)
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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 evil 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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Hell Island  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg did the dolly shots for the movie by skating around on roller skates. See more »


Soundtracks

Part of You
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale
Performed by Devo
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Another "Nightmare on Elm Street" wannabe that doesn't have what it takes.
7 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Making the film as dark and visually fuzzy as possible in order to cover up the budget deficiencies is an often-used strategy in low-budget horror films, but this one takes it too far. It is SO poorly lit and murky (and it takes place almost entirely at night, to boot) that you often end up virtually looking at a black screen (although perhaps the bad video transfer may also have had something to do with that). Alas, "murky" is also the best word to describe the movie's plot. The filmmakers throw in diverse (and unoriginal) horror ideas without any semblance of logic, and halfway through you get the feeling that they just about abandoned the effort to make a good horror film; you know it when you see characters who are supposed to be in mortal danger (or, in some occasions, even dead) making small talk....(*1/2)


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