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Funeral Home (1980)

Cries in the Night (original title)
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director:

William Fruet

Writer:

Ida Nelson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Hawtrey ... Maude Chalmers (as Kay Hawtry)
Lesleh Donaldson ... Heather
Barry Morse ... Mr. Davis
Dean Garbett Dean Garbett ... Rick Yates
Stephen E. Miller ... Billy Hibbs (as Stephen Miller)
Alf Humphreys ... Joe Yates (as Alfred Humphreys)
Peggy Mahon Peggy Mahon ... Florie
Harvey Atkin ... Harry Browning
Robert Warner Robert Warner ... Sheriff (as Bob Warner)
Jack Van Evera ... James Chalmers
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Sam
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Ruby
Bill Lake ... Frank
Brett Matthew Davidson Brett Matthew Davidson ... Young Rick (as Brett Davidson)
Christopher Crabb Christopher Crabb ... Teddy (as Chris Crabb)
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Storyline

An old funeral parlor now converted into a tourist home during certain periods such as the summer, develops a problem, when a escaped mental patient with a split personality moves in and proceeds to do away with those specific/certain guests or staff, he/she feels are nosy or immoral. Written by ????

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Taglines:

They were warned... they were all warned... don't go down to the cellar. See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Funeral Home See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview with star Lesleh Donaldson she said that she always thought of this film as something of a cross between the Little Red Riding Hood fable and Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the U.S., but there is a Canadian flag displayed prominently in front of a public building. See more »

Quotes

Heather: [to Rick] ... there is something wrong in that house. Something evil!
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
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* *1/2 out of 4.
11 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A young girl goes to live with her grandmother for the summer. Grandma is turning the old funeral home into a hotel, but the guest have a funny way of disappearing before they check out. Fun little variation on Psycho features a predictable ending, but still is suspenseful, scary, and features a good cast and plenty of atmosphere. Also, it doesn't resort to extreme violence or T & A to earn its thrills. Rated R; Violence & Adult Themes.


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