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The Hearse (1980)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  June 1980 (USA)
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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 »

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

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

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Biltur med de døde  »

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The hearse was a 1951 Packard Funeral Coach. See more »

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When Jane brushes the leaves from her aunt's grave it "bounces". See more »

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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!*
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19 March 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This very standard early 80's haunted house/possessed souls chiller does feature one ingenious and genuinely creepy gimmick, namely the titular vehicle that mysteriously drives around at night. Barely recovered from personal problems in the big city, Jane Hardy moves to an inherited mansion in a small and very superstitious village. The locals treat her like dirt, especially when they learn Jane is the niece of the previous resident, who worshiped the devil and whose dead body mysteriously vanished when the hearse ran into a bridge and caught fire. It doesn't take long before Jane herself begins to suffer from nightmares and the antique hearse even begins to stalk her! "The Hearse" is very slow but occasionally atmospheric and well-acted. Unfortunately however, the script is full of holes, too predictable and the total lack of spectacle is pretty hard to forgive. I respect the fact there were obviously financial limitations to this production, but to deliver an entirely bloodless film is a tad bit exaggerated. Class actor and horror veteran Joseph Cotton ("Baron Blood", "The Abominable Dr. Phibes", "Island of the Fishmen") is totally wasted in the role of obnoxious attorney. Crap ending, too.


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