PRISON
1987, Park Circus, 102 min, Dir: Renny Harlin

From the producers of HALLOWEEN and RE-ANIMATOR comes an explosive mix of action and horror. Years after prisoner Charles Forsythe rode the lightning in the electric chair for a crime he didn’t commit, the Creedmore Prison is reopened by new warden Eaton Sharpe (Lane Smith). When the prisoners are forced to break down the wall to the old execution room, the angry spirit of Forsythe is unleashed to seek revenge. In one of his first major film roles, Viggo Mortensen stars as a new inmate who tries to minimize the bloodshed.


METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN
1983, Universal, 84 min, USA, Dir: Charles Band

Produced and directed by B-movie maestro Charles Band, this highly enjoyable cult film takes place on the mysterious desert planet of Lemuria, where humans gather in small mining towns to scavenge for crystals imbued with mystical powers. Dressed suspiciously like Mel Gibson’s Max Rockatansky, space ranger Dogen (Jeffrey Byron) sets out to stop the murderous villain Jared-Syn, memorably played by THE ROAD WARRIOR’s Michael Preston. This MAD MAX knockoff is a surprisingly fun adventure that takes wasteland sci-fi to new, intergalactic places with some truly outstanding visuals.


YOUNG WARRIORS
1983, Severin Films, 105 min, USA, Dir: Lawrence D. Foldes

A Californian college town is devastated after a gang of thugs rapes and murders a young woman. Her brother Kevin, dissatisfied with the small-town justice system, recruits his frat brothers to go full vigilante. Debating crime and punishment in the classroom by day and serving up bloody vengeance by night, Kevin and his fraternity risk becoming just as violent and ruthless as those they seek to destroy. With Ernest Borgnine, Richard Roundtree and Lynda Day George.


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