Shadow: Dead Riot
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A supernaturally-charged serial killer rises from his prison grave to seek out the sacrifice that eluded him in life in Hong Kong cinematographer-turned-director Derek Wan's exploitive mash-up of women's prison films and zombie gut-munchers. As a child, Solitare (Carla Greene) managed to escape being sacrificed to Satan by the fearsome maniac Shadow (Tony Todd), but as an adult she may not be so lucky. Incarcerated in the very same prison where the devil-worshipping killer met his ultimate fate years earlier, Solitare is forced to fight her way through the prison ranks and earn her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Written by Michael Gingold and directed by Derek Wan, this berserk little B-movie is obviously the greatest zombie flick ever set in an experimental women's prison."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"It's by no stretch of the imagination a good film, but it delivers what it promises: naked girls whaling on each other, flesh-ripping zombies and genre stalwart Todd growling and glowering satanically."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[The film] contains third-rate acting, anemic special effects, an unexceptional story and sickening violence. If it is to be seen at all, it should be for the kinetic martial-arts finale."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Director Derek Wan's Z-grade aesthetic is so sad and unpretentious its almost endearing."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A horror movie set in an experimental women's rehabilitation facility has so much inherent promise that it's hard to watch as the makers of Shadow: Dead Riot squander their sublime setup."
‑ Drew Tillman, Village Voice
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