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Hellblock 13 (1999)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 8 February 2000 (USA)
In a haunted death row cellblock, a deranged female serial killer reads a trio of twisted tales to her executioner.


Paul Talbot




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... The Executioner
Debbie Rochon ... Tara
Jon Miller Jon Miller ... Prison Guard #1
Brian Kelly Brian Kelly ... Prison Guard #2 (as Brian D. Kelly)
Jeff Jordan Jeff Jordan ... Doctor
Amy R. Beattie ... Sherry Simpson ("Watery Grave") (as Amy R. Swaim)
Bill Roberson ... Sheriff Broughton ("Watery Grave")
Kirk Bair Kirk Bair ... Bob Simms ("Watery Grave")
Bob Hungerford ... Detective Hyatt ("Watery Grave")
Jessica Dunning Jessica Dunning ... Jessie ("Watery Grave")
Rick Migliore Rick Migliore ... Police Driver ("Watery Grave")
Michele Affronte Michele Affronte ... Jessie's Voice / Flashback Biker Girl ("Watery Grave" & "Big Rhonda")
Marie Talbot Marie Talbot ... Jonah's Voice ("Watery Grave") (voice)
Jennifer Peluso ... Heidi Mae / Flashback Biker Girl ("White Trash Love Story" & "Big Rhonda")
David G. Holland David G. Holland ... Joe Mark ("White Trash Love Story")
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In a dark and dreary death-row cell block of a women's prison in South Carolina, a deranged female serial killer named Tara reads to her impending executioner three horror stories based on the 'voices' that compelled her to write during her years on death row. In "Watery Grave" a young woman is plagued by constant nightmares of her two missing children whom were reputed to have been drowned. In "White Trash Love Story" an abused, trailer-trash wife decides to get back at her abusive husband by using witchcraft, which doesn't go as planned. In "Big Rhonda" an outlaw motorcycle gang shows it's newest member a blood-oath ritual for one of their long-dead members. But the bikers don't see their newest addition for what he is, but the undead Rhonda does. Written by matt-282

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Once Inside You'll Pray For the Chair!


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The original title, "Hellblock 666", was changed to Hellblock 13 because of the heavily Christian area the movie was being shot in, this concerned producers who were trying to secure locations. They ran into trouble finding locations with the original title and were able to secure a closed down jail after altering the suffix of the title from '666' to '13'. See more »


In White Trash Love Story, the witch picks up the candlestick to light her cigar, but in the shot from behind her, the candlestick is still on the table. See more »


Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Great horror anthology from the folks at Troma.
22 December 2003 | by bfan83See all my reviews

Debbie Rochon gave a downright creepy performance as Tara! A serial killer. The stories were all well done. Especially "White Trash Love Story." I never laughed so hard before in my life. But in a good way. The other two stories had goosebumps running up and down my spine. They were all very chilling and suspenseful. But the standout in this movie was Debbie Rochon who gave a performance so chilling I had to turn the light on! Anyways, rent this movie if you're a fan of anthologies and get prepared for a scary, good time.

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8 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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1.33 : 1
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