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Hollywood Mortuary (1998)

Video  -  Comedy | Horror  -  7 October 2008 (USA)
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By 1941, Pierce Jackson Dawn, the greatest make-up artist of the early 20th century, is considered washed-up. Pierce's mirror reflection warns him that he has been forgotten and must find ... See full summary »

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Randal Malone ...
Pierce Jackson Dawn
Tim Sullivan ...
Pratt Borokof
Ron Ford ...
Janos Blasko
Joseph Haggerty ...
Maury Mackerman / Cory Mackerman
Wes Deitrick ...
Leonard Schein (as Wesley Deitrick)
Denice Stradling ...
Arlene Borokof
Tim Murphy ...
Himself
Greg Cannone ...
Harry Blevins
Athena Worthy ...
Voodoo Priestess (as Athena Worthey)
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Conrad Brooks ...
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Adriane Belle
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By 1941, Pierce Jackson Dawn, the greatest make-up artist of the early 20th century, is considered washed-up. Pierce's mirror reflection warns him that he has been forgotten and must find work. Pierce brings some new film ideas to studio producer Leonard Schein, who pretends to humor him and then shouts for him to get out. Pierce's idea is to collaborate with the great rival horror actors Pratt Borokov and Janos Blasko. Blasko is "bloated by drugs," and a retired but still arrogant star, who, when flustered and angered by the importunate questions of an interviewer, accidentally overdoses in his kitchen. After consulting the Voodoo Priestess and hearing of Blasko's death, Pierce visits Pratt Borokov. Gardening in his yard, Borokov does not remember Pierce at first and then speaks disparagingly of horror movies. In fury, Pierce seizes the gardening shovel and beats Borokov to death. With the Voodoo Priestess's advice on black magic, Pierce secures a job at a mortuary, ostensibly to ... Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Stars aren't born...they're embalmed.

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An homage to horror films that actually works!
21 July 1999 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

Forget SCREAM and its sequel and all the other rip-offs, this one is for real! Randal Malone gives an acid-like performance as a crazed make-up man in Hollywood who wants to bring back horror films so he can get back to work. To do that, he acquires a secret potion from a voodoo priestess, grabs a job at Hollywood Mortuary, and brings back to life the two greatest horror actors of all time (obvious tributes to Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi). Ron Ford as Blasko is hilarious! The two commit murders so they will appear in the papers, thus horror films will make a come-back due to frontpage events! Interesting concept, the first time I've seen it. Ron Ford has made a wonderful film that needs to be seen by every horror fan. Touched with liberal doses of gore, it doesn't really hurt the movie. It already has a nice, campy quality that is helped by over-the-top gore effects! Check this movie out, you might have to search around for it VERY HARD, but it is well worth it!


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