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  • #16
    Just saw this and it was damn great. Everything you would expect from a horror or that era. Great cast of engaging characters and actors, very strong ghoulish atmosphere in a great location, great kills and sfx, and just overall a very entertaining and well made horror movie.

    8/10

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mirage01 View Post
      Just saw this and it was damn great. Everything you would expect from a horror or that era. Great cast of engaging characters and actors, very strong ghoulish atmosphere in a great location, great kills and sfx, and just overall a very entertaining and well made horror movie.

      8/10
      Brilliant! I must snare the Blu-ray at some point.
      "When you have to shoot, shoot don't talk."

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      • #18
        Woah!

        I'd heard of this through the Friday The 13th Part VII connection (John Carl Buechler did the make-up effects on the film, and of course Kane Hodder played the ghost at the end of the picture), but I'd never managed to check it out before now.

        That was a mistake, as this is a pretty magnificent piece of eighties horror. It's got a sort of sub-Hellraiser vibe going on with all the barbed wire imagery, and also feels a bit like an early 90s Wes Craven picture, given the voodoo elements strewn in here and there.

        The period from 1988 to 1990 saw a handful of other vengeful-prisoner-takes-his-revenge-from-beyond type films - I'm thinking of Craven's Shocker and House III/The Horror Show, but this is quite a bit better than either. Makes me wonder what was in the cultural atmosphere at the time.

        Anyway, really solid picture. Have I ever professed my love for Viggo Mortensen before? He's a fucking terrific actor, and comes off a bit like Clint Eastwood in this movie.

        Really solid stuff. 7.5/10
        Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
        To the very toes he is terrified
        For the ground gives way under him
        And the dreams begin...

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