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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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Grady
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Jamie Doyle
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Liz
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Cal
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Sheriff Howell
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Rita
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Storyline

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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During the discussion when they're asking Tina what went on while she was in the tunnels, there are several shots where you clearly see that Tina's right hand covered in blood. When they cut the same hand to see if she's infected, however, the close up of her hand shows it's slightly dirty but without a trace of blood. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Doyle: A 26 hour car trip just went by.
Leslie Doyle: He speaks! What is that, 6 hours, a record for you?
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References Shallow Ground (2004) See more »

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Written by Jeremy Haffner and Stephen Cohen
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Campy Fun
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really think everyone is missing the point of this movie. Maybe it was the marketing, which made it seem like a true Tobe Hooper horror film. However, after having worked on this movie, I know that it was meant to be more of a parody of its own self, and not to be taken seriously. This is what the writers intended. Also, having worked with Tobe, I know that he always saw himself as a director of comedy, but he just fell into the horror genre. This movie should be characterized as a horror/comedy combo (horredy). It's meant to be more entertaining than scary, complete with cheesy dialog. If you re-watch the film with this in mind, you may have a different opinion of it.


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