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Low budget but interesting and creepy,
This review is from: Curse of Alcatraz (DVD)
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.