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Mortuary (I) (2005)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  2005 (Australia)
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A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.

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Jonathan Doyle
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Leslie Doyle
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Grady
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Cal
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The widow Leslie Doyle has just lost her husband and moves with her teenage son Jonathan and her young daughter Jamie to a mortuary in a small town in California that she has bought with the intention of starting a new business, practicing her knowledge as mortician. When they arrive, Leslie realizes that she was lured by the former owner, Elliot, and that the decrepit Fowler Brothers Funeral Home was completely abandoned and with problem with the septic sewer. While Leslie tries to improve and clean the place and start embalming corpses, Jonathan is informed about the legend of Bobby Fowler, the deformed son of the Fowlers. Meanwhile a weird substance attacks people, transforming them in zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the dead break free all hell breaks loose


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Rated R for horror violence and gore, brief sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The quote carved on the vault's door, "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die", is from H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Nameless City". It is supposedly a couplet by Abdul Alhazarred, fictional author of the Necronomicon. See more »

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When Johnathan, Liz, and Jamie flee into the crypt, they pull the doors outward towards themselves. Yet they barricade these doors from the inside, using coffins. The zombies on the outside would just need to pull the doors outward to enter. See more »

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Liz: [about Bobby Fowler] His parents abused the shit out of him, chains, matches, embalming tools, everyone knows it, but nobody can prove it.
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References Shallow Ground (2004) See more »

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Never Get Out Alive
Written by Stephen Cohen, Novica Bozunovich and Ian Kirkpatrick
Performed by Stephen Cohen, Novica Bozunovich and Ian Kirkpatrick
Courtesy of Swollen Foot Music
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Total waste of time
12 August 2005 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

A single mum with a teenage son and a child daughter moves to a small town and buys the local mortuary to start a new life. As one could expect there is an urban legend concerning the house and its former inhabitants. Therefore it is unavoidable that the local teenagers go there to impress their girlfriends and do dumb things...

Soon after the family moves there the 'horror' begins as recently deceased persons start to raise as zombies. Then there is a lot of screaming. And a lot of running around. And a lot of bad acting. As well as a lot of horror film clichés and bad jokes. Sadly, there a zero scary scenes, zero surprising moments and zero original ideas in this movies.

I expected much better from Tobe Hooper, but that is what I got.


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