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Mortuary (2005)

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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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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From the master of horror Tobe Hooper director of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" See more »


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

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$298,767 (France) (9 May 2006)
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(at around 28 mins) 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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(at around 1h 10 mins) 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 »

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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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Written by Jeremy Haffner and Stephen Cohen
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Got off in a good foot...then tripped and fell flat on it's face.
20 July 2006 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This movie seemed to have a lot going for it in the beginning. An interesting story, a great location (who doesn't love old, decrepit houses with a cemetery in the front yard), and good performances (this is the third decent performance out of Dan Byrd that I've seen...he's got potential)...and for the first portion of the film, and had a great deal of atmosphere as well. Then something went horribly wrong; I'm not sure what, but as the movie began it's last half, it began to remind me of a spoof film I saw once called "Night of the Living Bread" (which is genius, by the way)...and I'm pretty sure, despite what some have said, that the movie was NOT meant to be a spoof. The lighting crew must've gone home, because you can't see a damn thing for the last 20 minutes except various facial features. The story became very confusing, as it couldn't focus on one of two villains...a deformed crazy-man living in a tomb, or an evil black fungus...hmmm. There was absolutely no climax to the film, and the end was so unbelievably predictable, that as it played out, I began to narrate it just a step ahead...and was spot on. *sigh*


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