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The Jailhouse (2010)





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A small-town deputy discovers that old ghosts die hard after moving his family into the living quarters beneath an old jailhouse where terrible events unfolded 30 years prior. It's been three decades since anyone set foot in the old Colton, North Carolina jail, but these darkened cells are about to get some new occupants. Upon arriving at his new post, Deputy Seth Delray (C. Thomas Howell) discovers that his new home is still being remodeled. In the meantime, the sheriff allows Deputy Delray and his family to take up residence beneath the old town jail. Back at the turn of the 20th century, the modest living space used to be home to the local jailer and his family. Shortly after Deputy Delray moves his family in to the space, however, a fire breaks out at the new jail, forcing the sheriff to relocate six of the inmates to the derelict space just above Colton's newest residents. Before the week is over, Deputy Delray will discover that nothing is what it seems in Colton, and that the past has a frightening way of repeating itself in this picturesque little town.


C. Thomas Howell
as Seth Delray
Siri Baruc
as Grace Delray
David Schifter
as Calvin Simpkins
Phillip Trop Linger
as Sheriff Hooper
Vayda Paluck
as Daphne Delray
Keith Minor
as Deputy Clayton
Brody Docar
as 1906 Inmate
Billy Paluck
as 1906 Inmate
Raymond Shepard
as 1906 Fighter
Raymond Scott Parks
as 1906 Fighter
Bryan Mahoney
as 1906 Jailor
Bill George
as Fireman #1
Tommy Lindsey
as Fireman #2
Mario Marchioni
as Pool Player #1
Bryan David Moss
as Pool Player #2
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A pretty interesting ghost story...but was a little too slow-paced at times.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

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This place smells like death and bad dreams Due to some unfortunate circumstances a police officer and his family are forced to live with several prison inmates. The family is reluctant to partake in this plan of action; although, their new home is almost complete and this should be a relatively minimal inconvenience. However, the circumstance becomes volatile when the police officer's sanity starts taking a turn for the worse due to the increased number of interactions with the prisoners. "This place stinks." "It smells like my wife." Billy Lewis, director of episodes of Port City PD, delivers The Jailhouse in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is odd and seems a bit unrealistic. The character development and portrayal is solid and the script is well written. The cast delivers mediocre performances and includes Ken Aguilar, Siri Baruc, and Darren Dalton, "Why do you smell like that? We're all eating the same food!" The Jailhouse is a film I came across on the Chiller channel while flicking through the channels earlier this evening. The plot sounded interesting and the premise seemed original. While I will say the premise and script were solid, the execution was less than average and could have been delivered in a more believable fashion. Overall, this is only worth watching if nothing else is on. "Bacon and eggs." Grade: C-

Kevin Robbins
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