Hellblock 13 ★★½ 1997
Anthology of three low-budget short horror tales is told with grainy, raw-edged energy and a distinct regional flavor. Tara (Rochon) writes stories while she's on Death Row and shows them to her stolid guard (Hansen, “Leatherface” from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”). Rochon brings a welcome note of humor to what might have been your basic madwoman stereotype. The individual films get better and funnier as they go along. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Debbie Rochon, Gunnar Hansen, J.J. North, Jennifer Peluso, David G. Holland; D: Paul Talbot; W: Paul Talbot, Jeff Miller, Michael R. Smith.