• R, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Daniel Zirilli
    In Theaters:
    Sep 25, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 25, 2007
  • Lionsgate

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Curse of Alcatraz Reviews

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Todd S

Super Reviewer

May 31, 2010
What a great idea for a movie, a supernatural horror flick, that was actually filmed at Alcatraz prison. There were a dozen ways to make this film work, even on a shoestring budget, unfortunately they didn't use any of them. The story begins with a construction crew doing renovations on the old prison, which is now a national park. The team uncovers a sealed off room and when they begin digging, they find human remains. Did the body belong to a guard or a prisoner? No, they belong to Native American, who would have died long before the prison opened, but was somehow found inside this room. After a long period of non-sense, it is discovered that the body is cursed, and causes anyone who comes in contact with it, to go on a killing spree. This could have been a great mystery about some crime at the prison that was never known or solved. Maybe it could have been a good ghost story, but no, it had to be some weird possession story, that made no sense what-so-ever. The story starts out interesting, but quickly becomes a complete joke. The writing is horrendous and performed by a less than adequate cast. The only name of recognition was Jose Solano, a soap actor, who was on Baywatch the last couple of seasons. For some reason, he is in a wheelchair and does nothing but joke about being crippled. Sometimes really bad Horror films can get away with cheesy acting and a bad story, as long as they make you laugh, but there is nothing funny about this movie. Even though it has a creepy cover and was filmed in a really cool location, Curse of Alcatraz fails to deliver and is a complete waste of time.
donibscott
September 28, 2009
The remains of an ancient native American starts this story off and ends with the violent and at moments confusing tale of how science and the mystical can sometimes meet. Good enough to keep you guessing a bit! It is rated R.
bittyreilly
February 26, 2009
This is a good flick if you're trying to 'get away' from the daily situation, ... otherwise, it'd be a boring slasher film.
The plot runs smooth and the characters cover the gambit. Following the cast-aways, the dark and grainy takes over the enjoyment effect.
Anyhow, a very solid three. If I would have had to watch the last thirty minutes, this would have gone a 3.5 or maybe a 4.0.
luvmenottt69
October 10, 2008
I LIKED THE MOVIE. I WOULD SEE IT AGAIN. IN FACT I SAVED IN FAVORITES! WATCH IT IF YOU LIKE TO BE SCARED!
October 8, 2011
The full star is for the great shots of Alcatraz.
June 20, 2011
meh it was ok there is a head smashing scene that is awesome
jazza923
September 19, 2007
Yet another uninspiring horror film, the low budget is certainly not a plus. The score is intrusive and the sound is very poor. The acting isn't bad, but thats not saying much. The plot is stupid and it fails to scare.
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