MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,541 this week

The Hearse (1980)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  June 1980 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 1,106 users  
Reviews: 53 user | 35 critic

Jane Hardy decides to stay the summer in the house her aunt left her when she died, to try and recoup from a bad divorce. Little does she know, her aunt practiced witchcraft and is still ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(as Bill Bleich) , (idea)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 12 Sep 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 25 May 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Hearse" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hearse (1980)

The Hearse (1980) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hearse.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Delusion (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered.

Director: Alan Beattie
Stars: Patricia Pearcy, David Hayward, John Dukakis
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

Director: Francisco Lara Polop
Stars: Ida Galli, Analía Gadé, Lisa Leonardi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town.

Director: Bill Rebane
Stars: Paul von Hausen, Stephanie Cushna, Carol Perry
Funeral Home (1980)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson, Barry Morse
The Game (1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Three bored millionaires gather nine people in an old mansion, and give them a proposition--if they can meet and conquer their biggest fears, they'll get one million dollars in cash.

Director: Bill Rebane
Stars: Tom Blair, Jim Iaquinta, Carol Perry
Lurkers (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A woman is haunted by flashbacks of her dead mother and visions of dead people floating.

Director: Roberta Findlay
Stars: Christine Moore, Gary Warner, Marina Taylor
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

Director: Bill Rebane
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Stafford Morgan, John F. Goff
Medusa (1973)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

In Greece, a stewardess is murdered by a masked maniac. Suspicion falls on a drunken American playboy (George Hamilton) and a murderous gangster (Cameron Mitchell).

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: George Hamilton, Luciana Paluzzi, Cameron Mitchell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A documentary about the legendary creature, Bigfoot, with emphasis on him being the missing link.

Director: Harry Winer
Stars: Ivan Marx, Peggy Marx, Yukon Frida
Blood Mania (1970)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A sex-crazed nympho helps speed along her father's death so she can use the inheritance to help out her depraved boyfriend.

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Stars: Peter Carpenter, Maria De Aragon, Vicki Peters
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

Director: Don Henderson
Stars: Patricia Wymer, George E. Carey, Anne Bellamy
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Vietnam vet terrorizes a house full of nurses.

Director: Denis Héroux
Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Debra Berger, Christine Boisson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jane Hardy
...
Walter Prichard
...
Tom Sullivan
Donald Hotton ...
Reverend Winston
Med Flory ...
Sheriff Denton
...
Luke
...
Pete
...
Fred Franklyn ...
Mr. Gordon (as Frederic Franklyn)
...
Mrs. Gordon
...
Bo Rehnquist
Dominic Barto ...
The Driver
Nicholas Shields ...
Dr. Greenwalt
Chuck Mitchell ...
Counterman
Allison Balson ...
Alice
Edit

Storyline

Jane Hardy decides to stay the summer in the house her aunt left her when she died, to try and recoup from a bad divorce. Little does she know, her aunt practiced witchcraft and is still thought of very badly by the town's citizens. As soon as she moves in, she is haunted by a old black hearse and it's creepy driver. Is she going insane or is she truly being menaced? She meets a friendly young man and becomes involved with him, but is he and the creepy driver one and the same? Written by <VRSC26B@PRODIGY.COM>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There is a door between life and death and now, that door is open! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biltur med de døde  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Theatrical film debut of Christopher McDonald. See more »

Goofs

The front grille of the hearse changes from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Jane Hardy: [startled by someone at her back door] Oh!
Reverend Winston: Miss Hardy, please.
Jane Hardy: [laughing, relieved] Oh! You scared the hell out of me!
Reverend Winston: I should probably take that as a compliment. *Ha ha ha ha ha!*
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hardly a black Sedan, but...
10 March 2006 | by (Bridgend, South Wales) – See all my reviews

A year or so after George C Scott was spooked by a cadaverous child in 'The Changeling', Devere decides to try and keep up with her ex-husband's career by inheriting an Old Dark House from her deceased aunt. This affords sundry opportunities for neighbours to give her dirty looks, a priestly Joseph Cotten to pop up and proffer ubiquitous blarney, and the titular carriage of death to keep turning up outside the front door heralded by mist-machine overkill.

In terms of supernatural 80s horror movies this is acceptable enough for undiscerning nostalgists; though purists may balk that the central things-going-bump-in-the-bedroom sequence between Trish and her resident toyboy handyman Gautreux sets the whole picture at odds with the otherwise PG-compliant avoidance of physical horror and narrative suspense. And just when you thought it was safe to go back into the shower... it is.

Whilst it is fair enough comment to make that no-one (probably rightly so) took Devere seriously again after her split with Scott, she at least here proves herself a capable enough genre screamer for the undemanding. What is more interesting however, is how suspiciously similar this film is in terms of plot and style/construction to the soon-after 'The Nesting' - in that it misses most of its most crucial horror 'cues', but nevertheless burns independently down its own vaguely self-stylised 'fuse' to an incoherent, unsatisfying 'explanatory' climax. This also, but slightly more exclusively, involved a has-been actress ignominiously doing very little for the money (Gloria Grahame in that particular instance).


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great Watch! MikeTuinstra
dennis quaid? qpurkheimer
HBO razorbladeetches
Porkys HOTsunrise
Joe Piscopo? IceQueen99
Please explain this movie alicia626
Discuss The Hearse (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?