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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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crypt | attack | vomit | puke | puking | See All (96) »

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When the dead break free all hell breaks loose See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

(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 13 mins) When Leslie Doyle is downstairs unpacking, the keys she finds in the broken pitcher of rock salt switch positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Doyle: [after escaping the tunnels] Tina, how long were you down there?
Tina: What?
Jonathan Doyle: How long were you down there?
Tina: Get off of me!
Liz: Oh my god, she's been in the tunnels! With Cal and Sara.
Jonathan Doyle: How long were you down there, Tina?
Tina: I don't know! But I did stay away from them, ok?
Liz: Did they puke on you?
Tina: Don't even go there!
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References Shallow Ground (2004) See more »

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Walk In The Blue Light
Written by Bobby Liebling
Performed by Pentagram
Courtesy of Relapse Records, Inc.
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quite scary but on the whole flawed horror flick
23 September 2006 | by manicman84See all my reviews

Mortuary is a horror film with the atmosphere of mystery, some gore scenes and zombies. The story is bizarre and, in fact, quite clichéd. A family moves to a small town where they plan on starting new life while running funeral home. The local appears to be on haunted ground. The first half of the film is atmospheric and well-developed. The acting is surprisingly good and convincing and all characters are pretty lively. The old neglected house surrounded by graveyard seems to be really spooky. Problems begin during the second half of the film when the film tries to be more brutal and extreme. This part is certainly undeveloped and pretentious as the origin of a black fungus has never been explained. Besides, characters behave in a stupid, illogical way, which really hurts in this pic. As far as technical side of the film is concerned, the cinematography and make-up of zombies are good. However, terrible CGI effects completely ruin the end of the movie. Although in many ways ridiculous and sloppy, Mortuary is a decent, quite scary horror movie which I can solely recommend to horror fans. Nevertheless, I've expected much more from Tobe Hooper.


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