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Director:
Writers:
Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)
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Release Date:
2 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Before your funeral...Before you are buried...Before you are covered with the last shovelful of dirt...Be sure you are really dead! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mary Beth McDonough ... Christie Parson (as Mary McDonough)
David Wallace ... Greg Stevens

Bill Paxton ... Paul Andrews

Lynda Day George ... Eve Parson

Christopher George ... Hank Andrews
Curt Ayers ... Jim
Bill Conklin ... Sheriff Duncan
Donna Garrett ... Mrs. Andrews
Greg Kaye ... Mark

Denis Mandel ... Josh
Violet Manes ... Mortuary Customer
Alvy Moore ... Bob Stevens

Danny Rogers ... Dr. Parson
Beth Scheffell ... Bonnie (as Beth Schaffel)
Marlene Schmidt ... Lois Stevens
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91 min
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)

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A body double was used for Mary Beth McDonough's nude scenes.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Eve Parson:Christie, you've been... highly imaginative since your Father's death!
Christie Parson:[barking back] There was somebody out there... I saw him!... Somebody in a black cape trying to stab me!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Bill Paxon's embalming career, 17 July 2004
Author: lrc81 from Lisbon, Portugal

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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