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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 prison re-opens. Two victims drip blood while dangling in barbed wire in a macabre dance of death, and the guards and inmates suffer at the hands of the malevolent Burke as he seeks his supernatural vengeance. The film location was the Wyoming State Prison. Built at the turn of the century, the jail became a tourist attraction in 1981.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"A horror film in which staging gruesome deaths becomes a lame substitute for creating tension and eeriness."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Has its limited prison-grime charms, but nothing for the horror freaks to write home about."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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