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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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Tobe Hooper
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dan Byrd ... Jonathan
Denise Crosby ... Leslie
Stephanie Patton Stephanie Patton ... Jamie
Alexandra Adi ... Liz
Rocky Marquette ... Grady
Courtney Peldon ... Tina
Bug Hall ... Cal
Tarah Paige ... Sarah
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Sheriff Howell
Adam Gierasch ... Mr. Barstow
Price Carson ... Bobby Fowler
Lee Garlington ... Rita
Greg Travis ... Eliot Cook
Christy Johnson ... Dottie
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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Feet Under See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alexandra Adi was 33 years old during filming, roughly fourteen years older than co-star Dan Byrd. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) On two occasions Jonathan Doyle reaches out with his right hand to touch the windowsill where the name of Bobby F is cut with a knife and yet both times the close up shot shows it is his left hand that touches the carved name. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Howell: [picks up spray paint can] Oh my goodness!
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Graveyard (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk In The Blue Light
Written by Bobby Liebling
Performed by Pentagram
Courtesy of Relapse Records, Inc.
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23 December 2009 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Okay, this film is pretty awful to be sure and it has flaws that are soon too hard to disguise, so I will begin with what I liked about it. The setting of that creepy house and those mortuary rooms, and the cemetery all helped create an effectively eerie atmosphere. The first half of the film is very suspenseful and even well-acted through most of this part. Tobe Hooper, falling to a nadir in terms of talent and money to work with it seems to me, does inject some taut situations - an errant hand here in a shadow and things like that. Then all hell breaks loose - so to speak - and this film quickly degenerates into something sophomoric and seemingly incompetently made. Just take a look at the final scene where a zombie fungus and its minions chase the remaining family through the house. It looks like some of the actresses there are taking direction whilst on camera! The acting turns real bad unfortunately, and this movie becomes a joke midway through. The film had promise. Some of the acting leads have talent. Denise Crosby plays the mother and is good and credible..until...yes, the second half of the film. The story is the biggest problem I would guess as it seems to have no direction midway and everything follows suit. Hooper is better than this and though it seems like ages since he made a real good horror film, I am generally a fan of his work. He can create some of the most disturbing scenes with less on screen than most of his contemporaries. Mortuary has some promise, some genuinely scary moments, and a whole lot of inept acting, direction, and storytelling.


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