Episode 71: Prison (1987)


In true Horror Movie Night style, the guys are kicking off the holiday season with a film whose themes include (but are not limited to): prison, death penalty, alcoholism, bigotry, prison rape, trucker hats, and the ever-present electric ghost. That's right, we're talking Renny Harlin's 1988 diamond in the rough PRISON! If you ever wondered what Aragorn was doing before that idiot Frodo came along, or what Deebo was up to on Thursday, this is the movie for you. Burn your bedding but keep the trucker hat, cuz it's getting hot in solitary this week on Horror Movie Night!

Film Trailer

Film Details

Prison (1987)
Directed by Renny Harlin
Produced by Charles Band
Irwin Yablans
Written by Irwin Yablans
C. Courtney Joyner

Lane Smith

Viggo Mortensen

Chelsea Field

Lincoln Kilpatrick

André De Shields

Music by Richard Band
Christopher L. Stone
Cinematography Mac Ahlberg
Edited by Andy Horvitch
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Release date

March 4, 1988

Running time
102 minutes
Country United states
Language English
Budget $4,000,000
Box office $354,704