Film No. 24 of Around the World in 30 Days 2014 - Australia
Ghosts... of the Civil Dead is John Hillcoat's debut, and what an interesting and confident one that is.
Like many of his follows ups, Ghosts... is another film that examines with utter brutality man's need for violence.
Yet unlike his next films, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead is set in the presen, in the fake maximum security prison.
The film tries to examine what brought the inmates to revolt and cause a full prison lockdown.
The film shows how the government and those in charge try to break down the inmates, and in turn break the wardens.
It is a very interesting film in terms of style,…