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Sheree J. Wilson,
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How does a man react when he loses everything he loves? MR. HUSH has an answer: with brutal, terrifying violence. A frightening throwback to the slasher films of the 1980s, this is a classic horror flick that is hard to shake.
David Lee Madison
Edward X. Young,
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Warden Edward Dwyer:
[on Warden Callahan's electrocution]
I've seen plenty of executions... but I've never seen any like his was, his skin boiling... one eye forced out of his head... that smell of burning flesh
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I don't quite know what to make out of this one. Basically it's a rip-off of "Prison" (1988). The latter, in my humble opinion, was a good movie, and "The Chair"... well, sometimes things look pretty bad here. From the moment you hear this extremely mellow jazzy song with female vocals over the opening credits, you just know this is going to be be a rather offbeat flick. An former prison facility re-opens as a psychiatric institute. Turns out that one guard and his friend were held captive during an inmate mutiny years ago. His friend died... but his ghost still haunts the facility and wants... well, something. Not quite sure it's revenge he's after, though. Weird thing was that, during the movie, there were several (often painful) attempts at comedy. And then, after about 20 minutes, this living eyeball with a worm-like body (brought to life by stop-motion) appears several times in a light bulb (!), and it feels like you've just entered a Frank Henenlotter movie. Pretty damn weird. Also add a lot of cheesy animated electricity effects, often for reasons I couldn't fully grasp either. One could argue that David Lynch often makes movies you can't make heads or tails of too, but that would be giving this movie too much credit. Way too much. One of the best scenes undoubtedly was the electrocution, with a cool close-up of an eye popping out of its socket. Those really are the few nifty moments you endure the rest of the movie for. And, yes, it was also fun seeing Mike Starr and Stephen Geoffreys in supporting roles. The other actors were only so-so and sadly, this movie doesn't lead to anything special, except for an ending that indicates that it's all going start again (that, or an ending like "this ain't over yet", was more or less obligatory for the 80's, and onward, so it's not like I'm spoiling anything here). I have a feeling that some day I'll be wanting to re-watch "The Chair", but for now... I'm just going to flunk it. At any rate, like I said, "Prison" is a better watch. And it stars Viggo Mortensen before he became..., well, Famous Viggo Mortensen. So go seek out that one.
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