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


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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Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cementerio, el último paso  »

Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Although he's not in this film, Michael Berryman nonetheless was featured in the US theatrical trailer for this movie. See more »


(at around 17 mins) 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 »


Hank Andrews: I could run things smoother if people died between 9 to 5
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Featured in Confessions of a Horror Baby: Mortuary (2011) See more »

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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.

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