Features:Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs,Still Gallery,Original Production Art,"An Axe to Grind": The Making of DEATH ROW,"License to Thrill",Also on DVD,Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Van Hook,Deleted Scene,DVD-Rom script,Motion Menus
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- Commentary by Writer/Director Kevin VanHook
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- Deleted Scenes
- Still Gallery
- Original Production Art
- Script (DVD-Rom)
Top Customer Reviews
I should know better by now than to watch Kevin van Hook movies, but van Hook is the Uwe Boll of Sci-Fi Original Movies: I just can't not watch. That said, Haunted Prison (aka Death Row), van Hook's most recent (as of this writing) release, is by far the best of his movies; could it be that he's learning from his painful earlier mistakes? (Step one: do not, under any circumstances, cast Casper van Dien in the lead role of your movie.)
This one gives us two groups descending upon an abandoned prison: first are a crew of criminals, headed by the insane Marco (Jake Busey), on the lam after a jewelry store heist gone bad. Second are a group of college kids making a documentary about the prison. The opening scene, which is the best work van Hook has ever done, is told in flashback as the college kids interview Elias (Stacy Keach), a guard who was at the prison when the riot that closed it down happened. There's an amusing dichotomy between the story he narrates and the story we actually see. Cut to the criminals getting to the prison, and the ghosts of the restless dead getting all uppity now that they have fresh blood to prey upon. Cut to the college kids getting there. The meat buffet is open, folks.
After that first scene, the movie becomes your basic supernatural slasher movie, but van Hook actually has some real actors to work with here (aside from Keach and Busey, we have General Hospital's Claire Coffey, A History of Violence's Kyle Schmid, Danny Trejo, and some others you might recognize), and they breathe life into van Hook's script, which, while still mediocre, is quite strong given the pen it came from. The wit is actually witty now and again!Read more ›
-13 GHOSTS JUNIOR.
This feels a lot like "13 Ghosts" without the fair acting and cool house or the ok visual FX. Well, that pretty much describes anything of value from "13 Ghosts" doesn't it? As ridiculous as the story of "13 Ghosts" is, the one thing it had going for it was originality. I don't mean to imply that it's a great story, but the idea is at least unique. "Death Row" is lacking anything that could be describes as "Original". If you've ever seen a film with annoying people, brutal deaths and cruddy ghosts then you've seen this. Oh, and as an added surprise, only the virtuous survive (whatever that truly means); clever huh?
-CAN WE PLEASE HAVE CHARACTORS WE CARE ABOUT!?!?
Is it so difficult to have some likeable characters in a horror movie? Why must all the characters be so flawed or annoying that death can't come too soon? Whatever happened to actually trying to get us to worry about the characters? Well guess what; you want all these people to die, and you get a lot of them.Read more ›
So these college kids are making a documentary about the infamous Isla de la Roca Penitentiary off the Texas coast, its infamy well-earned by a riot that makes the worst prison riot in actual history look like a simple misunderstanding. The "evil" prison has been abandoned for years, but wouldn't you know it? The same night our little Scooby gang heads up there to film, a gang of murderous jewel thieves decide it's the perfect place to lay low for a day or two, especially since one of them is suffering from the most painful and debilitating flesh wound in the history of the world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film was entertaining but I only bought it for Kyle Schmid anyway. I received it DVD in a week of ordering it.Published on February 5, 2014 by Ciara Berry
The Sci-Fi channel had shown the moving "Death Row" which I found fun for a horror movie. I was interested in adding it to my collection, so I turned to Amazon. Read morePublished on September 12, 2011 by Alina Hernandez
Yes, it has a stupid premise. Yes, I wonder why the guard in the beginning chopped off his own legs to escape and not the hands of the guy holding him. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by K. E. Multop
This movie was alright, it is a ghost movie (you can actually see the ghosts) about a group of college students making a documentary of an evil abandoned prison on an isolated... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Austin Smith
"Death Row" is about a gang of jewel thieves who hide out in an abandoned prison. Little do they know, the prison is haunted and it's ghost occupants are angry. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by XKAL
A group of documentary film-makers venture into an abandoned prison, only to find themselves besieged by a group of desperate criminals. Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein