Unpolished but energetic, this ultra-low-budget mix of women-in-prison hijinks, grisly gore, zombies, cat fights, martial arts, tattoos, nude shower scenes and a monster baby a la
Larry Cohen's IT'S ALIVE (1974) flies its freak flag proudly. Twenty years ago the execution of demon-worshipping multiple murderer Edward Marquis (CANDYMAN star Tony Todd) — aka "Shadow" — at Ellis Glen maximum-security penitentiary went horribly wrong and sparked a full-blown riot that was brutally put down by guards. The matter was hushed up and the corpses of Shadow and the rioters secretly buried in the prison yard. Now the notorious institution has been transformed into Ellis ...