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Mortuary (I) (1983)

 -  Horror  -  2 September 1983 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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

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

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2 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cementerio, el último paso  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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A body double was used for Mary Beth McDonough's nude scenes. See more »

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After Christie drops off Greg at the police station the crew is visible in the rear driver's side window as she departs. See more »

Quotes

Christie Parson: [Having encountered Paul behaving oddly in a graveyard] He's got a little weird since his Mother committed suicide!
Greg Stevens: I'd be weird too if I had Hank Andrews for a Father and, on top of that, when I was a kid, locking me up with dead bodies!
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Bill Paxon's embalming career
17 July 2004 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

A movie with a mortuary, a cult group and Bill Paxon is always worth watching. In this early work Paxon plays a geek that works as an embalmer at the local morgue, he enjoys Mozart and enjoys Christie (his childhood crush) even more. If his morbid job wasn't enough, his father owns the mortuary and in his free time does cult meetings with dances and chantings. His mother committed suicide when Paul (Bill Paxon) was still a young boy and consequently he started seeing a shrink (Christie's father). That's when he first met Christie and as time goes by he becomes more and more detached of reality, wanting to marry her at any cost. Greg Stevens, Christie's boyfriend will have something to say about that.

I found the movie good, nothing extraordinary nor original, it's not extremely graphic but it has enough blood spilling. The acting is good, so is the score. It has some genuine scary moments and a reasonable plot. The horror fans are likely to enjoy it, as i said initially, this has all the condiments for a good horror movie.


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