After working for two years in the electric workshop of a penitentiary, the electrician Niles Talbot has been promoted to executioner, operating an electric chair, and he appreciates his job. When the death penalty is abolished in his state, Niles loses his job. But he decides to become a vigilante, punishing criminals that are released by justice system. Until the day that the death penalty is implemented again in the state.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
initially auditioned for the role of the detective who arrests Niles Talbot but asked at his audition about auditioning to play Talbot. The casting director informed Sadler that they sought Christopher Walken
or John Malkovich
for the role. Nevertheless, Sadler was allowed to audition and was eventually cast as Talbot. See more
[talking about the electric chair
They say the electric current's so fast that the brain gets cooked just as soon as the switch is thrown... prisoner never feels a thing. Boy, I'd hate to think that was true.
Tales from the Crypt Theme
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