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Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

1988

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  • Though based on a novel and framed as a piece of sci-fi, it stings like the truth. Hillcoat's film leaps through time, skipping to new lows like a hardcore kid skipping tracks on a Jesus Lizard album, dank corridors bridging the gap between the horrendous fiction and reality.

  • While there are narrative threads that are developed – and the whole film is a ticking time bomb building up to the events that the audience are forewarned will result in a full lockdown within the fictional Central Industrial Prison – Ghosts… of the Civil Dead is mostly comprised of fragmented moments.