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Mortuary (1983)

Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director:

Howard Avedis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Beth McDonough ... Christie Parson (as Mary McDonough)
David Wysocki ... Greg Stevens (as David Wallace)
Bill Paxton ... Paul Andrews
Lynda Day George ... Eve Parson
Christopher George ... Hank Andrews
Curt Ayers Curt Ayers ... Jim
Bill Conklin Bill Conklin ... Sheriff Duncan
Donna Garrett ... Mrs. Andrews
Greg Kaye Greg Kaye ... Mark
Denis Mandel ... Josh
Violet Manes Violet Manes ... Mortuary Customer
Alvy Moore ... Bob Stevens
Danny Rogers Danny Rogers ... Dr. Parson
Beth Scheffell Beth Scheffell ... Bonnie (as Beth Schaffel)
Marlene Schmidt ... Lois Stevens
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Storyline

Christie Parson has been having terrifying nightmares ever since her father drowned in a swimming pool. Christie's mother believes this was a tragic accident, but Christie believes he was murdered. Then her boyfriend Greg Stevens sees a sinister hooded figure in the town's mortuary, the same figure that was following and harassing Christie. Greg's and Christie's curiosity plunders them into a series of bizarre and terrible circumstances at the mortuary, a dark and ghastly place managed by Hank Andrews and his son Paul. Christie will soon discover the ghastly truth behind her father's death, but in doing so, she may not live to see the morning. Written by WilliamPaxton

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Taglines:

When the living are embalmed...beware of the living dead! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cementerio, el último paso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$763,184, 5 September 1983

Gross USA:

$4,319,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,319,001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hickmar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released on DVD from Scorpion Releasing on May 15, 2012 with new 1:78.1 high-definition film transfer from the original internegative. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) When Paul injects Christie as he presses the needle to her arm you can see the needle move further into the syringe and not into her arm. See more »

Quotes

Eve Parson: Christie, you've been... highly imaginative since your Father's death!
Christie Parson: [barking back] There was somebody out there... I saw him!... Somebody in a black cape trying to stab me!
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Watchable!!
1 July 2003 | by kita117See all my reviews

This was a good movie. I have never thought of a slasher flick that uses embalming tools. Christopher George's son was weird because he had to work with all those dead bodies because his father wanted him to. The movie wasn't slow, but it was a tiny bit boring at times but this movie was good enough to have for my collection. If you are questionable about buying or renting this movie, give it a shot.


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