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The Jailhouse (2009)

Small town, the American dream. A blue-collar family living the idyllic rural lifestyle. Nothing is out of place save for the lacking white picket fence - and the old JAIL that occupies the... See full summary »

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Billy Lewis

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Billy Lewis, Brandon Luck (creator) (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Ken Aguilar Ken Aguilar ... Inmate
Siri Baruc ... Grace
Darren Dalton ... Donnie
Brody Docar Brody Docar ... 1906 Inmate
Bill George Bill George ... Fireman #1
C. Thomas Howell ... Seth Delray
Tommy Lindsey Tommy Lindsey ... Fireman #2
Phillip Troy Linger ... Sheriff Hooper
Brandon Luck Brandon Luck ... Jim Kenton
Bryan Mahoney Bryan Mahoney ... 1906 Jailor
Lindsey McKeon ... Maddy
Keith Minor Keith Minor ... Deputy Clayton
Madison Moss ... Jillian (as Madison Weidberg)
Sahr Ngaujah ... Cash
Billy Paluck Billy Paluck ... 1906 Inmate
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Small town, the American dream. A blue-collar family living the idyllic rural lifestyle. Nothing is out of place save for the lacking white picket fence - and the old JAIL that occupies the 2nd floor of their century-old home. Seth Delray knew the possibilities before he moved his wife and two kids into the old jailhouse, but the Sheriff assured him that it would take an act of God to put that place back into service. Times were tight, and it was just too good of a deal to refuse. That is, until the county jail caught fire. The Sheriff's hands were tied and he had to put displaced inmates anywhere he could find iron bars with a locking door. The Delray house was his only option. For Seth the worst wasn't the criminals locked like animals in the soiled cages above his living room. It was the mortal fear in his children's eyes, it was the piercing cold looks from his wife. It was that deep, dark creeping recognition that something had happened there, something terrible, something that ... Written by Anonymous

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A deputy sheriff begins taking on the characteristics of his century-old predecessor after moving his family to a house once used to house prisoners. See more »


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1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Detenção do Mal See more »

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A deputy is shown unlocking the cell door and walking inside, while he is wearing his pistol. Firearms are not allowed in the cell block area, much less an armed solo deputy in the cells themselves. See more »

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Not all that spectacular and pretty unremarkable
20 August 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

While his new house is repaired after a storm, a cop is forced to live below a haunted jail with inmates of the overcrowded nearby prison but slowly becomes possessed by the former guards and begins to torment and brutalize the inmates, forcing them to rise up against him.

Not really as great as the plot sounds since the possession is really only hinted at and then figured out through the actions taken, despite the fact that it's never directly stated but rather implied, meaning that this one has just a long amount of time with nothing all that interesting going on. The attacks are brutal and bloody, but because we spend a lot of time with the inmates rather than the cop, lowering the film even more so and making it harder to get into. That, as well as a last-act twist that just makes the entire film a pointless endeavor and is utterly infuriating all the more-so lower it even more and makes it almost worthless.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language


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