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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 »


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

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

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) The embalming fluid in the tank Denise is using is green. Embalming fluid is never green; it is typically either clear, pink, orange, purple, or red. 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 »

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Written by Jeremy Haffner and Stephen Cohen
Performed by Oedipus
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Decent movie, brilliant dark comedy
25 June 2006 | by joedamato-1See all my reviews

I always say it's all about whether you like Hooper movies or not. Mortuary like Toolbox murders is like his past efforts all in a god way. Hooper is director that always mixes dark comedy with horror. Mixes well. It's quite an impressing, well-arranged. Special make-up is compelling and the CGI's are O.K. either except one scene. We'll be back to it at the end. A family moves to a new place near graveyard. Locals believe it's a cursed place. Yes, it is. You will quickly realize this is not going to turn out a scary movie, but that's not what Hooper was after I believe. It's hard to comment telling you all my impression, in fact I can't precisely say what I really loved in here, but it was like "Texas chainsaw massacre 2", "Funhouse" and partially "Toolbox murders". The acting was just what I wanted to see. The jokes are excellent and characters are absolutely natural. Especially I enjoyed the little girl screams, they were funny. The scene with her giving candy to undead Bobby Fowler was like the classic one from "Texas chainsaw massacre 2" with Bill Johnson trying to put the leather mask on Caroline Williams. In general imagine what it would be like if you take "Fantasy" (might not be the right word), "dark comedy" and a bit of "horror". I love this movie. Hooper's done a nice job. Right now I'm out to get his "Night terrors", see if I can get the DVD. 8 out of 10! I have no gripe.


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