Horror icon Tony Todd (Clive Barker?s CANDYMAN series) delivers his most powerful and evil performance as SHADOW, an executed and resurrected serial killer who invades a women?s prison in search of the girl known only as S... more »olitaire (Carla Greene)! Solitaire senses her impending doom and prepares to single-handedly take on Shadow and his army of zombies in a supernatural martial arts showdown! SHADOW: DEAD RIOT is a unique stylistic fusion of Asian-style action, zombie horror and women?s prison drama.« less
Joseph M. (RoboticJoe) from TOLEDO, OH Reviewed on 3/21/2011...
Hilarious, vulgar, crude, horror movie! Great for any Tony Todd fan otherwise it's just plain cheesy! Him and the ost is the the only thing that makes this dvd even watchable! lol! Ost is great btw!
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL Reviewed on 4/20/2010...
Looking for a Kung fu/gory/Zombie/women-in-prison/blaxploitation film rolled into one?? Look no further, you FOUND it! Should please fans of ALL the above genres. You wouldn't think a movie that contains everything I listed above would work, but Hong Kong director Derek Wan pulls it off! High recommend! You even get a little of Tony "Candyman" Todd getting in on the kung-fu action. Where has this movie been HIDING from me for nearly 4 years?!?!
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Wow, it surprised me!
Don Cheeto | Bakersfield, CA | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I had watched the trailer for this film on the Anthropaphagus DVD, and to tell you the truth it looked weak. Needless to say, I went to the store today to check out the new releases. I had already four movies picked out,a nd needed one more. So I went back to the horror section and happened to see this one, the packaging caught my attention, plus it was really cheap. I looked at the cover and immediately recognized it from the trailer I had watched. I tought it was going to suck, but I bought it anyway not expecting much. I watched it tonight and man it surprised the hell out of me. It was pretty entertaining if you like horror movies. I don't think there was any boring part to it. It definetely delivered. Plenty of naked girls, plenty of blood and gore, and even some zombies. I will admit this movie surprised me and turned out a lot better than I had anticipated, I'm glad I bought it out of impulse. If you like horror movies, then give this one a try. I redeemed myself with this one after having bought Anthrapophagus, that was a let down."
Richard Bellush, Jr. | Brookside, NJ United States | 04/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are shelves full of horror films superior to this one. It is not even in the same category as 28 Days Later, for example, and barely allowable on a list including the low budget 2000 Maniacs. That said, Shadow: Dead Riot nevertheless is better than one might expect. It has a watchable mix of mayhem, sleaze, and dark humor. If much of the cast seems plucked off a Jerry Springer Show, this is appropriate for the inmates of the run-down women's prison in which nearly the entire action takes place. Carla Greene makes her rough-edged character Solitaire sympathetic enough to build suspense when she is put in danger. Most horror fans will find this movie sufficiently entertaining."
Tony Todd, womens prison, zombies...what's not to like?
S. O'Toole | Illinois | 04/08/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, you'd think this had the makings of a cult classic ala "Manos" or "Plan 9"...they've even advertised martial arts. How can you go wrong with all these elements? Oh yeah, don't write any type of script, get the worst actors you can possibly find (even Tony's horrible in this) and shoot the whole mess on video. This movie is so awful it can't even be enjoyed in that "Mystery Science Theater 3000" way. "Shadow: Dead Riot" is, hand's down, the worst movie I've seen in a decade. Stay very far away from this. I'd give it a zero rating if allowed."
This is one bad movie!
K. Smalls | Decatur GA | 05/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm straight with this one. Tony todd is in this one, he really played a damn good role in this one! Out of sight! And that fine female,"salitare", she really know how to kick butt! And on top of that, she is fine! Gotta give this one a play, five stars that is! Thanks Amazon for this movie, because i couldn't find this one at Best Buy!
De'Vear Small (AKA Dee Smalls) Representing Decatur GA"
SHOCKING! NOT TO BE MISSED!
Explorator | Los Angeles, CA | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was completely STUNNED by how intense this thing is! Its a wild over-the-top action gorefest in a women-in-prison setting with scenes that will shock even the most jaded cult movie fan! I highly recommend this to cult movie fans looking for sheer entertainment and that 'grindhouse' movie vibe (the trailer for 'Shadow' is even made to look like a 70s grindhouse trailer). The 'Damnation' feature is outrageously non-PC with a woman getting kidnapped by a female cop, drugged by injection and taken to an underground female prison where she is forced to endure all kinds of humiliation and torments. She also has a run in with a doctor who practices the rudest abortion technique you're likely to see in a cult movie! This is really outrageous stuff that took some real guts to make! Sure to be controversial once enough people get around to watching it, this is one of those rare ones that slipped through the fence!"