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Prison (1987) Movie Review

I’d heard about the 1987 movie Prison for awhile and was curious to see it.

It’s a movie that did not get a lot of distribution and even when it has been released on home video, it always seems to go out of print.

So, I had to pay more than I wanted to for it, but ultimately, it was worth the money.

The movie Prison is about a deceased convict who was sentenced to the electric chair for killing someone, but in fact, did not do it.

The convict was set up by a then guard, now a warden, and the warden is quite haunted by this.

Turns out, this deceased convict turns up as a ghost at this newly reopened prison, headed by this warden, and starts killing prisoners and police one by one, ultimately leading to the warden.

Sorry if I spoiled it for you, but it was released in 1987, so there.

If you like ghost stories or prison dramas/thrillers, this is the movie for you.

Starring a then unknown Viggo Mortensen (later of The Lord Of The Rings fame and other movies) and a solid supporting cast, and directed by Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and many others), I really enjoyed this movie and am glad to have found it.

Also, horror movie icon Kane Hodder (Jason in Friday the 13th Parts 7-10, the Hatchet franchise and many others) plays the ghost seen at the end and is also the stunt coordinator and a stuntman in it.


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