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Mausoleum (1983)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1983 (USA)
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Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Farrell
Bobbie Bresee ...
Susan Walker Farrell
Norman Burton ...
Dr. Simon Andrews
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Ben, the gardener
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Elsie, the maid (as La Wanda Page)
Laura Hippe ...
Aunt Cora Nomed
Sheri Mann ...
Dr. Roni Logan
Julie Christy Murray ...
Young Susan
Chu Chu Malave ...
Delivery Boy
Ron Cannon ...
Gallery Owner
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Tramp in Mausoleum
Gene Edwards ...
Drunk In Nightclub
Di Ann Monaco ...
Girl In Nightclub
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Nightclub Parking Attendant (as John Brannigan)
Richard Guarino ...
Nightclub Maitre de
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Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the strange changes... Written by CowMaN <cowman@ameritech.net>

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Bobbie Bresee revealed on the commentary of the BCI DVD release that she received some possessed voice coaching from Mercedes McCambridge (notable for the demonic voice in The Exorcist (1973)) while co-starring with her in _"Charlie's Angels" (1976) Angels in Springtime_. See more »

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When Susan is possessed, she uses telekinesis to lift another character over the balcony of the stairs and the equipment used to lift the actress is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

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Elsie, the maid: There's some strange shit goin' on in this house!
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Music and Lyrics by Frank Primato
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About what you'd expect
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Judging from the synopsis this just sounds like another Exorcist rip-off. But after seeing this film I realized this is not so. Instead what we have here is another forgotten drive-in "classic" that can now only be found in bargain bins or at yard sales. It may not be the best of it's kind, but if you've got nothing better to do it'll do in a pinch.

Pros: The acting, though not great, is competent. An eerie opening sequence, which makes it seem like this film might be better than it is. Some pretty good gore. A fair amount of cheese and camp. Some things are so laughable that they might get a chuckle out of you. Moves along at an OK pace, but don't expect it to zip by all the way through.

Cons: There's nothing we haven't already seen before a hundred times. Looks more like a made for TV movie than a feature film. Some scenes are poorly lit. Some ridiculous make-up and monster effects. A mediocre musical score, which adds nothing to the proceedings. The final shot will leave you scratching your head.

Final thoughts: I picked this up in a bargain bin a few years ago because it looked like cheesy fun. What I got instead was a very low budget, but mildly amusing hour and a half. Definitely not something I'd go out of my way to find, but if monster movies are your thing then give it a look see.

My rating: 2.5/5


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