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this film was a bit of a surprise when I began watching it, it seemed a little slow in the beginning.
after that you begin to wonder "what the heck is killing the prisoners?" after that you get drawn in to the movie.
well come to find out the inmates are not taking drugs, turns out, the former warden had been killed inside the Furnace, and has come back for revenge to those that burned him Alive!
a pretty good film that I think most whom enjoy the supernatural and cop type films will most likely like this film. I think it was pretty good 4 stars.
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Furnace (Unrated) opens with a guard smashing his fingers while aiding in the re-opening of the walled-off section of the prison, then going home and doing something horrible, leaving his young wife devastated.
Bad things are happening to so many of the prisoners that the detective played by actor Michael Pare opens an investigation to determine what's going on in order to stop the death and destruction.
The main female lead is played by lovely, talented Jenny McShane who plays a prison psychiatrist. McShane and Pare are well cast in these roles.
What happens when the detective calls on "The Doc" to help get to the bottom of the mystery? What is one of her aging patients hiding? He's an inmate named Simon and knows something about the warden and his daughter from long ago? But what? Is he the killer or is it something more sinister? Are supernatural forces at work? And what does the prison furnace have to do with the tragedies?Read more ›
Pare plays a homicide detective named Turner who, while investigating the apparent suicide of a guard from Blackgate Prison, stumbles onto a rash of suicides and unexplained deaths at the prison. The administration wants to blame it on drugs, but the inmates know something worse is going on. The administration had a sealed section of the prison reopened after it had been closed for over fifty years. The something inside that section is disturbed by the activity and starts hunting. Turner needs to find out the truth behind the section being sealed, and how to stop what is happening.
And thus we have Furnace, which is ashamed of its J-horror roots because it was released after Ring Two put the final nail in the coffin. Instead of being about creepy little girls it tries to convince the audience it's about a down on his luck convict (Ja Rule as Terrence Dufresne) in a haunted maximum-security prison. It isn't.
Furnace is really about Detective Michael Turner (played by mumbled-mouthed Michael Pare who previously starred in such gems as Komodo vs. Cobra) and his relationship with prison psychologist Dr. Ashley Carter (Jenny McShane). It's also about Frank Miller (played by the obviously high Tom Sizemore), a dirty prison guard who controls the prisoners through drug deals. Finally, it's about the relationship between the former warden of Blackgate Prison and his daughter.Read more ›
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I'm not a big fan of it, but the lady it was bought for loved it so its a win-win situation.Published 3 months ago by BTRGirl91
The film proves you have to have good writers to make a film successful. Actors can only do so much with a so-so script.Published on January 21, 2013 by Pa
If you watched the movie, you will see the character, Simon. Simon "seems" childlike, however, smart as a fox. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Blackbird