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Funeral Home (1980)

Cries in the Night (original title)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Hawtrey ...
Maude Chalmers (as Kay Hawtry)
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Heather
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Mr. Davis
Dean Garbett ...
Rick Yates
Stephen E. Miller ...
Billy Hibbs (as Stephen Miller)
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Joe Yates (as Alfred Humphreys)
Peggy Mahon ...
Florie
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Harry Browning
Robert Warner ...
Sheriff (as Bob Warner)
Jack Van Evera ...
James Chalmers
Les Rubie ...
Sam
Doris Petrie ...
Ruby
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Frank
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Young Rick (as Brett Davidson)
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Teddy (as Chris Crabb)
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Storyline

An old funeral parlor now converted into a tourist home during certain periods such as the summer, develops a problem, when a escaped mental patient with a split personality moves in and proceeds to do away with those specific/certain guests or staff, he/she feels are nosy or immoral. Written by ????

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They were warned... they were all warned... don't go down to the cellar. See more »

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12 August 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to star Lesleh Donaldson this film is quite a popular cult classic in Mexico. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the U.S., but there is a Canadian flag displayed prominently in front of a public building. See more »

Quotes

Maude Chalmers: [On what happened to her mortician husband] Just vanished into thin air!
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Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
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Pretty good slasher flick.
11 November 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

After her husband passes away,a young widow decides to turn the old funeral home into a bed and breakfast.Unfortunately no one is prepared for the nightmare that is locked in the cellar.Canadian director William Fruet who made excellent rape-and-revenge film "Death Weekend" directed also this obscure slasher.Lesleh Donaldson more known from "Happy Birthday to Me" and "Curtains" is surprisingly decent and charming in the main role."Funeral Home",whilst obviously influenced by Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho",offers some creepy surprises.The pace is rather slow and the body count is low,however the character of grandmother surely send shiver down my spine.All in all,"Funeral Home" is a surprisingly watchable slasher flick.Give it a look.7 out of 10.


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