Prison (1988)

Prison guard Ethan Sharpe (Lane Smith) watched as Burke (Viggo Mortensen) dies in the electric chair in 1964. Over two decades later, Sharpe is the warden, and Burke returns from the dead to exact revenge on the wicked warden when the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: March 4, 1988
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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

Prison is a gritty and gorgeous horror flick that's not only well acted and engaging but also delivers some shockingly fun and grisly deaths.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A horror film in which staging gruesome deaths becomes a lame substitute for creating tension and eeriness.

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Scott Weinberg

Has its limited prison-grime charms, but nothing for the horror freaks to write home about.

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Alex roy
Renny Harlin's second feature is a well made supernatural horror film that is much better than what you'd think. Sure, the film looks a bit dated… More
Cory Taylor
Harlin's first theatrical effort quickly establishes his garish stylistics choices such as a POV tracking shot to the electrical chair. It also adheres to… More
Matthew Ashworth
At first I doubted that I'll enjoy this movie very much, but as it went on the movie kept on getting better and better. It's about an evil spirit… More