Curse of Alcatraz
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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 ›
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.
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.
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First off - this is a low budget horror film so you gotta give it a break. Anything to do with Alcatraz is just creepy and I heard this is the final movie to be shot there. Read morePublished on October 7, 2007 by M. Rinaldi