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Death House (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 December 1988 (USA)
A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors.

Director:

John Saxon

Writers:

William Selby (screenplay), David S. Freeman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Cole ... Derek Keillor
Anthony Franciosa ... Vic Moretti
Dino Paskas Dino Paskas ... Jimmy
Dana Lis Mason Dana Lis Mason ... Genelle Davis (as Dana Lis)
Ron O'Neal ... Tom Boyle
Salvatore Richichi Salvatore Richichi ... Tony (as Sal Richichi)
Michael R. Long ... First Lazzada Gangster
Rickey Pardon Rickey Pardon ... Hector Morales (as Ricky Pardon)
Jim Golff Jim Golff ... Hector's Bodyguard
Joe Zimmerman ... 2nd Lazzada Gangster (as Joseph Zimmerman)
Carl A. Watson Carl A. Watson ... 3rd Lazzada Gangster
Daniel Kong Daniel Kong ... Viet Nam Soldier
Frank Marino Frank Marino ... Augie
Bill Brinsfield Bill Brinsfield ... John Lazzada
David Marriott ... Lazzada Bodyguard
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A renegade federal agent uses a new drug to create an army of unbeatable warriors.

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Welcome to Townsend State Prison. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie Death House See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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Feature directorial debut for actor John Saxon. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Men Walking (2005) See more »

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likable, but really not good
30 August 2003 | by mataloSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie. It has a nice prison setting, conspiracy theories, bloodthirsty zombies, a perfectly hideous 80s-touch and it is a directorial effort by actor John Saxon, who also plays a bad (you guessed it) a bad guy. It reminds me of some (beloved) Italian horror flicks. But the direction is very wooden and there is no nightmarish/frightening moment in there. It just goes on and on and on, and then it (logically) has to end. More suspense and more daring visuals and its destiny as a cult classic would have been sealed.


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