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a little horror to it, right from the start I could tell this one was
going to be a struggle. I love B movie horror flicks, I love tacky, low
budget but I just wasn't very impressed with anything from "Mortuary", from the house(mortuary), the characters, the black spreading growth, the diner, the graveyard, the police, the pit, the dead
and worst the living, they all were rotten. God, I hope I didn't give
anything a way to spoil. I've seen most of this
in one movie or another, they just threw it all together. Cheap, lame and not recommended.
More than a few scenes seemed designed to remind of audiences of Poltgeist, an 80s classic. People dont remember that film was also Hooper, and his best work, since Spielberg took all the credit for it back in 84 as producer.
Tobe Hooper directed Tx Chainsaw Massacre, the original, using a then clever device: make it look like a documentary/real life events. It is hilarious that people thought the new Chainsaw was based on real events, simply bc the 70s version was a bit deceptive.
Wow, this film just does not seem worthy of the director when looking at his early and middle works.
The main villain isn't what you'd expect after reading the box and looking at the director's other films. There's a monster behind the scenes and that is what is really creepy (no I won't say more because I don't want to wreck the surprise when you watch it for yourself). The acting isn't the best in places, but it's not that bad either. The script is pretty good: funny, realistic, and flowing. But the best part about this whole film is the twist ending which had me jumping. I was pleasantly surprised that I was, well, surprised. Not often do I get caught off guard by a horror film, but this one managed that.
So keep an open mind and realize that this does not and will not look like a Hollywood release. It looks direct to DVD, but for a direct to DVD type movie, this one is pretty good.
After the family patriarch dies, single-mother with horrid haircut moves her children cross-country to a creepy, dilapidated house situated on a prime piece of real estate between a backed up sewer repository and a morgue. Location, location, location. The house comes complete with all the real estate essentials: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, church organ, flickering kitchen lights, stairs that creek on every step, bad CGI, sink water that has equal parts hydrogen and feces. You know, the standard stuff. But it's all good because she's the new mortician. But can she handle the strange occurrences at the graveyard? Will the mystery of local legend/mutant Bobby Fowler be uncovered?
Overall this is pretty good direct-to-DVD horror fare. The cast performs admirably. The female leads fulfill their primary role in horror: be hot. None over or under act, which isn't normally par for the course in second rate horror. The budget is clearly miniscule, so the CGI is acceptably subpar. Well-executed gore is a suitable replacement anyway. And the gore is plentiful. Nasty, too. Mix zombies together with Poltergeist and you've got a good idea about this movie. Pretty good stuff if you ask me. Even the score is a decent blend violin and piano reminiscent of early Friday the 13th aura.
I'm not sure how I feel about the Goonies meets Star Wars meets Indiana Jones ending - trust me, not as good as it sounds - but the positive outweighs the negative and horror fans will be pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm so glad I found this movie on Amazon. I had seen it a few years ago but didn't remember the name. I'm glad I was able to find it and watch it again. It's a good moviePublished 5 days ago by Cynthia
Mortuary opens really well, introducing the major characters and placing them in a new home and a new town. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ozzieal
With the spirit of Tobe Hooper's hits, Mortuary is a greatest thing that ever happened to my night tonight. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jamie Moore
really gross...if you like to throw up in your mouth this is for youPublished 16 months ago by guerard
it was ok, but denise Crosby is starting to look like her dad.Published 16 months ago by george b. glass jr
I can't begin to tell you how satisfying it is to sit in the dark on a quiet night and watch this movie again and again.
To share this horror delight with friends is a treat. Read more