Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30 second 200-meter race.

Director: Herb Freed
Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy
Nightmare (1981)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental patient murders innocent people upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
Spookies (1986)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive.

Directors: Genie Joseph, Thomas Doran, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Felix Ward, Maria Pechukas, Dan Scott
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of forest rangers go camping in the woods, and trespass into an area where a backwoods mama likes to kill people who come onto her turf.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr.
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A deranged, misogynistic killer attacks a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Director: Mark Rosman
Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown
Humongous (1982)
Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The monstrous offspring of a violent crime grows up in seclusion on a remote island, where a boat-full of hapless teens have shipwrecked, unaware of what's lurking in the woods.

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Janet Julian, David Wallace, John Wildman
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five campers are stalked and killed in the mountains after traveling there to examine property they had purchased.

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon
Hell Night (1981)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Director: Tom DeSimone
Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton
Nightmares (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Christie Parson (as Mary McDonough)
...
Greg Stevens
...
Paul Andrews
...
Eve Parson
...
Hank Andrews
Curt Ayers ...
Jim
Bill Conklin ...
Sheriff Duncan
Donna Garrett ...
Mrs. Andrews
Greg Kaye ...
Mark
...
Josh
Violet Manes ...
Mortuary Customer
Alvy Moore ...
Bob Stevens
...
Dr. Parson
Beth Scheffell ...
Bonnie (as Beth Schaffel)
Marlene Schmidt ...
Lois Stevens
Edit

Storyline

Christie Parson has constant nightmares of her father's death whom died in a swimming pool. Christie's mother thinks it was an accident, but Christie believes in was murder. Christie then sees a sinister hooded figure following her and harassing her. But still nobody believes her, except her boyfriend. Who is this hooded person actually? Written by WilliamPaxton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When the living are EMBALMED...beware of the LIVING DEAD! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cementerio, el último paso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A body double was used for Mary Beth McDonough's nude scenes. See more »

Goofs

Christie has earrings on during her nightmare, they disappear when she is outside walking to the pool, but reappear when she enters the pool. See more »

Quotes

Christie Parson: Hey Boogeyman- let's boogie!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unbelievably creepy spook-fest
14 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was a kid and it scared the bejesus out of me. I saw black hooded figures for months after wards.

Fast forward some twenty odd years, no matter how hard I try, I still cannot watch this film in the dark.

Mirrors and glass are used to great effect, the California locations make a decidedly original change from the backwoods of nowhere, as was so popular at the time, but are so brilliantly used (where oh where is that magnificent house?), one particularly brutal killing, sleepwalking and the stunning Lynda Day George.

This isn't your paint by numbers slasher, which has probably led to its low IMDb rating and you really must watch it alone as the sight of Bill Paxton in his early career may force your viewing companion to make comment about it and lose all perspective, but this vastly underrated little chiller is well worth it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is this out on dvd or not? stronn81
filming location finleproc
Need Help thebigpeteowski
What public domain set is this on? stronn81
Mary McDonough talks MORTUARY justin_kerswell
Mortuary Authorfan
Discuss Mortuary (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?