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25 September 2007 (USA) See more »
A terrifying horror within the walls of the infamous Alcatraz Prison. The last film ever shot on The Rock! | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex A. Quinn ... Kurt Polsky
Jessie Camacho ... Alissa Deerhorn
Candise Lakota ... Tiffany Lynch

José Solano ... Andrew Tay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phil Austin ... Dr. Stanovitch

Tom Gander ... CSI Photographer
Jeremy Gilchrist ... Ranger Tyler
Joe Jones ... Dr. Michael Hauser
Jason Melling ... Worker #2
Mario Montes ... Ranger Carlos

Sara Jane Nash ... Lana Campbell
Joe Paganelli ... Worker #1
Ava Perez ... Double for Ms. Camacho
Eddy Robinson ... Alcatraz Guard #2

William Van Noland ... Ranger Vince

Jude S. Walko ... Ratty Prisoner

Directed by
Daniel Zirilli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
D. Glase Lomond 
Doyle Sigerson  story
Daniel Zirilli  story

Produced by
Scott Bianchi .... co-executive producer
Jonah M. Hirsch .... executive producer
Jim Kunevicius .... co-executive producer
Jude S. Walko .... line producer
Sean Wilson .... co-producer
Daniel Zirilli .... producer
Original Music by
Nick Rivera 
Cinematography by
Jason Dittmer 
Film Editing by
Jordan Raskin 
Production Design by
Laura Monteleone  (as Laura Mendoza)
Costume Design by
Tanit Lee Lascelles 
Makeup Department
Lisa Machii .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Harvey .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Scott Bruzenak .... sound effects editor
Gabriel Heredia .... sound mixer
Gabriel Heredia .... sound re-recording mixer
Eddy Robinson .... sound mixer
Greg Vossberg .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Steve Taylor .... opening credit sequence
Amazon Beard .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Amazon Beard .... best boy grip
Alexander Brown .... gaffer
Benjamin Casias .... grip
Jason Dittmer .... Steadicam operator
Tom Gander .... still photographer
Armando Koghan .... director of photography: second unit
Larry Loy .... grip
Jason Melling .... videographer
Cris Moris .... key grip
Cherish Ortiz .... camera loader
Jay I. Patel .... second assistant camera
Jason Roberts .... camera loader
Corinna Vistan .... second assistant camera
Alexander Yellen .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Jonathan Ammon .... on-line editor
Jod Soraci .... telecine colorist
Transportation Department
Nazareth 'Joe' Dishoyan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Dwayne Fields .... assistant: Ms. Savva
Ryan Geller .... assistant: Ms. Mendoza
Jason Helling .... craft service
Tanit Lee Lascelles .... production coordinator
Erik McCraven .... caterer
Elisa Sterpone .... production assistant

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use
USA:100 min | 87 min (DVD)
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Crew or equipment visible: When the guy in the wheelchair is talking and says "jackass", a crew member wearing a headset can be seen reflected in the glass behind him.See more »


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Better than it should be, 30 August 2012
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

After finding a strange Indian relic boarded up on Alcatraz, the research team studying the remains find themselves under attack by a strange curse affecting the others on the island and force them to battle it off to survive.

This was an effective supernatural affair. One of the best things about the film is that it has a really creepy location and makes full use of it. Alcatraz looks really great here, as the washed-out color used for the interior scenes within the walls are a great touch to make it feel really isolated and creepy. There's also the layout of the prison, as the layout of the halls and the fact that it's all underground makes it dark and creepy as well which adds an air of menace to the film. Another strong point impacting this is it's really quite understandable how it can play mind-tricks on the people here without having to introduce the virus subplot. While it's really creepy on its own, the fact that the physical evidence from the face-peeling in the mirror to the bloody nose and finally the hardcore vomiting, it really gives the story some power and makes it even better. When it starts to get into the later half, which is mostly just a never-ending action scene, allows for some fun to be had. There's several chases through the facility that are pretty much spot on, from the battles in the infirmary with the possessed and out into the prison walk-ways while another big highlight scene from the scenes down in the medical lab where it all starts makes this one quite appealing that there's several impressive chasing scenes in perhaps the best part. The last really good part to this is the film's blood and gore, which is good enough here to hold this up quite nicely even if there wasn't a whole lot really wrong in this one. This one here is mostly plagued by the really hard way it goes about unraveling the plot as rather than giving the simple story it takes at least four different opportunities to get it all out. Even the ones in the film have a hard time, as several of the conversations are started over other conversations based around explaining the previously-explained reasons. The fact that it's a simple story is the point as for whatever reason, the virus angle doesn't feel that threatening and would've been fine had they used the ghost angle cemented with the virus thread, but it's all rather poorly done and doesn't seem all that intimidating. The only other issue here is the rather obvious amount of time here with the low- budget as there's a rather obvious presence throughout from the location, from the kills whenever they could be seen and there's just little elsewhere here that makes this stand-out from that factor. Otherwise, there's a lot to like here.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity and drug use.

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