Durable B-movie actor John Saxon marks his feature directorial debut--sort of--with DEATH HOUSE, an ugly mutt of a motion picture.
Rewrites and postproduction difficulties show clearly in a tangled plot that begins with down-and-out Vietnam vet Derek Keillor (Dennis Cole) hired as a chauffeur by patriotic crook Vic Moretti (Anthony Franciosa). In no time Derek beds the mobster's sexy blonde movie-actress moll, and an angry
Moretti frames the hero for murder, getting him sent to a hellhole of a prison, where the sleazy story detours into an AIDS-inspired horror-conspiracy scenerio.
Fanatical Colonel Burgess (Saxon, doing a takeoff on Oliver North) has been co...