The Chair – USA, 2016 – overview and reviews




‘On death row the only monster is man’

The Chair is a 2016 American horror film directed by Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking at the Door; Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!) from a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti. It is based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen.

This movie should not be confused with the 1988 horror film The Chair.



Bill Oberst Jr. (Black Water Vampire; Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies; Haunted 333), Roddy Piper (Hell Comes to Frogtown; They Live), Tim Muskatell, Noah Hathaway, Zach Galligan (Waxwork; Hatchet III), Naomi Grossman, Derrick Damions, Kyle Hester, Ezra Buzzington, Susan Eisenberg, Kin Shriner, Jacob Banser, Kyle Hester, Robert Rhine, Tomas Boykin, and Christian Hutcherson.


Official synopsis:

Richard Sullivan is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on death row. Witnessing the savage killings of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden and his crew of guards, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back.


With the body count rising, the Warden and his guards close in on Sullivan. As he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan starts to lose his grip on reality. Memories of the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother combine with vivid hallucinations which push him to the very edge, forcing him to question his sanity at every turn…


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