Automotive Holiday Deals Up to 50% Off Select Books Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Black Friday egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Luxury Beauty Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Holiday Music in CDs & Vinyl Shop Now Tikes
  • List Price: $14.98
  • You Save: $5.55 (37%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Curse of Alcatraz has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by goHastings
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: 100% PRODUCT GUARANTEE!* Fast shipping on more than 1,000,000 Book , Video, Video Game, Music titles & More! We 100% Guarantee the full functionality of all used and previously viewed product, except its digital content, if any.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Chery Enterprises
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Curse of Alcatraz

9 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 25, 2007)
"Please retry"
$5.00 $2.45
"Please retry"
$5.00 $8.18
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Best of 2015
This Year's Top Products Shop the Editors' picks at Amazon including Movies, Music, Games, and more. Learn more
$9.43 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

A curse borne of torture and isolation comes to life and terrorizes a group of scientists who travel to the Alcatraz Prison to investigate a series of unsolved murders. The very last film ever to be shot on The Rock, prepare to experience the terror yourself inside the prison's haunted and deadly walls!

Special Features


Product Details

  • Actors: Joe Jones, Jessie Camacho, Candise Lakota, Jose Solano, Alex Quinn
  • Directors: Daniel Zirilli
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000T5O480
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,270 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
The prison on Alcatraz Island can be a pretty creepy place - especially if you believe in the ghost stories that have sprung up over the years - so you would think a horror movie filmed on location right there on The Rock would be something special. Throw in the fact that the film also happens to be the last movie the government allowed to be shot there on location, and you've got your sales pitch pretty well finished. Unfortunately for all concerned, Curse of Alcatraz totally lays a great big egg. Much like the hardened criminals Alcatraz used to hold, this movie should have never been allowed to leave the island. I almost feel sorry for the ghosts of Alcatraz who had to endure the whole dud film creation process. This film actually makes Alcatraz look silly and weak, and those evil souls who have been unable to escape its walls even in death cannot be happy at all about that.

I know what you're thinking: this "curse of Alcatraz" must surely stem from one of the sadistic murderers who died a grisly death on The Rock - or maybe it's tied to the two prisoners who may or may not have escaped (they were never found, but they almost surely died in the water) doomed to spend eternity in the God-forsaken place they tried so desperately to leave. I guess that would just be too easy, though. Instead, we get a strange, long-dead Native American uncovered from the soil in one of the unfinished parts of the prison. But wait, you say, what about the incredible atmosphere of the place - surely that delivers a few thrills? Sadly, no. The setting proves to be incidental at best.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd Smith on January 27, 2014
Format: DVD
What a great idea for a movie, a supernatural horror flick, that was actually filmed at Alcatraz prison. There were a dozen ways to make this film work, even on a shoestring budget, unfortunately they didn't use any of them. The story begins with a construction crew doing renovations on the old prison, which is now a national park. The team uncovers a sealed off room and when they begin digging, they find human remains. Did the body belong to a guard or a prisoner? No, they belong to Native American, who would have died long before the prison opened, but was somehow found inside this room. After a long period of non-sense, it is discovered that the body is cursed, and causes anyone who comes in contact with it, to go on a killing spree. This could have been a great mystery about some crime at the prison that was never known or solved. Maybe it could have been a good ghost story, but no, it had to be some weird possession story, that made no sense what-so-ever. The story starts out interesting, but quickly becomes a complete joke. The writing is horrendous and performed by a less than adequate cast. The only name of recognition was Jose Solano, a soap actor, who was on Baywatch the last couple of seasons. For some reason, he is in a wheelchair and does nothing but joke about being crippled. Sometimes really bad Horror films can get away with cheesy acting and a bad story, as long as they make you laugh, but there is nothing funny about this movie. Even though it has a creepy cover and was filmed in a really cool location, Curse of Alcatraz fails to deliver and is a complete waste of time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Kcott44 on February 12, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Man, I tell you I love B-Horror Movies but this one is one of the worst. The only positive thing I can say about the film is that the setting Is a good setting being shot on Alcatraz. The acting is horrendous as well as the dialogue, I only recognized one actor and that was Alex Quinn, he was in an After Dark HorrorFest film called Lake Dead other than him all unknown people. It looks like it was shot on a student camera because it is Definitly filmed like that. The plot was interesting to me and I bought the film for a cheap price and I ignored the negative reviews to the film, I should have listened to them. The film is so boring its ridiculous it takes 1 hour to just get a little started and when it does try to pick up it fails miserably. This film is by no means the worst horror film I have ever seen but it is at the bottom at the barrel.

The characters are also one dimensional and Unlikeable but I expected that so it wasn't a big deal. But I have to give credit to the director he may be a bad director but by the special features on the disc it seems like he really tried to make at least a decent film. Don't buy the film even if you are interested like I was, Avoid the film on any cause.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Simon on October 7, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Alcatraz is a pretty creepy place to start with - especially at night.
It's a low budget film, and several of the actors aren't so great, but it's got a pretty cool plot, with a viral infection that creates a kind of "The Thing" situation but on Alcatraz. There is some interesting history of the island woven throughout the story, too.

Forensic scientists are trapped on the island and you don't know who/what is killing them, while at the same time they're digging up these remains - something like an American Indian version of a Nordic Beserker. If the director had more money, it probably would've been better, but the production value of "The Rock" adds a lot to the scary factor.

I heard it was the last film the Government will allow to be shot there. And apparently the cast and crew spent an entire night shooting on the Rock (watch the Director's commentary).

Worth the rental, some beer and popcorn.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Curse of Alcatraz
This item: Curse of Alcatraz
Price: $9.43
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?