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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 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

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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 »

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(at around 1h 10 mins) During the discussion when they're asking Tina what went on while she was in the tunnels, there are several shots where you clearly see that Tina's right hand covered in blood. When they cut the same hand to see if she's infected, however, the close up of her hand shows it's slightly dirty but without a trace of blood. See more »

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Liz: [about Bobby Fowler] His parents abused the shit out of him, chains, matches, embalming tools, everyone knows it, but nobody can prove it.
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Referenced in Inside the Graveyard (2006) See more »

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Got off in a good foot...then tripped and fell flat on it's face.
20 July 2006 | by monkeysontoastSee all my reviews

This movie seemed to have a lot going for it in the beginning. An interesting story, a great location (who doesn't love old, decrepit houses with a cemetery in the front yard), and good performances (this is the third decent performance out of Dan Byrd that I've seen...he's got potential)...and for the first portion of the film, and had a great deal of atmosphere as well. Then something went horribly wrong; I'm not sure what, but as the movie began it's last half, it began to remind me of a spoof film I saw once called "Night of the Living Bread" (which is genius, by the way)...and I'm pretty sure, despite what some have said, that the movie was NOT meant to be a spoof. The lighting crew must've gone home, because you can't see a damn thing for the last 20 minutes except various facial features. The story became very confusing, as it couldn't focus on one of two villains...a deformed crazy-man living in a tomb, or an evil black fungus...hmmm. There was absolutely no climax to the film, and the end was so unbelievably predictable, that as it played out, I began to narrate it just a step ahead...and was spot on. *sigh*


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