Horror has a new home.Prison
is a special effects extragavanza horror film by Renny Harlin, released in the year 1988.
The film opens with the title prison
, Wyoming State Penitentiary, being opened again after 20 years. When rebuilding starts, a wrathful spirit is released which starts to cause mayhem around the premises, seeking those who had wronged him in the past.
This film features the examples of:
- Agony of the Feet: Cresus shoots his foot to get in the infirmary.
- Anti-Hero: Prisoner Burke. It helps that he's more of a thief than hardened criminal. The plot makes a huge deal about how he looks so much like the dead prisoner Charlie but in fact Burke never gets possessed or has a part in Charlie's revenge. He's more of a distraction towards Sharpe who focuses his anger towards Burke rather than make the not-too-crazy conclusion that Charlie's ghost is back and pissed.
- Token Girl: Katherine.
- Vertigo Effect: Shown when Sharpe handling the bullets for his revolver.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't find out if the other prisoners survived Charlie's rampage.
- You Look Familiar: It's quickly noted by both Warden Sharpe and one of the older prisoners who knows what Sharpe did to Charlie how much Burke looks a lot like long-dead Charlie Forsythe...