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Sunday, December 6, 2009

DVD Evaders: Mortuary (1983)

Mortuary was a slasher film released in 1983, but feels unlike anything of the time. The movie has a very unusual vibe and atmosphere. It's a low budget creepfest with a zany performance by newcomer Bill Paxton.

This movie has become a real favorite of mine over the years. It's the kind of picture I can watch over and over, and never be let down by it's charm. Sample dialogue: "Come on Mr. Boogeyman, let's boogie!"

A DVD release is much needed before this film gets lost into obscurity forever.

In addition to that very misleading poster, they also promoted the film with a very misleading trailer. The Hills Have Eyes' Michael Berryman is not in this film:

5 comments:

Mitch said...

Well you know how I feel about this film. If I had a DVD release, I would hold it, and pet it, and squeeze it.......

You & I and Amanda are still the Mortuary appreciation society!

The Film Connoisseur said...

Ive always wanted to see it, that poster always caught my attention at the video store, but its dissapeared into obscurity...and from video shelves. I hope it gets released on dvd at some point, it seems like it would probably be a fun watch.

Keith said...

I know I saw this one years ago on video. The box art is what drew me in. I don't remember much about it though. Would love to see it again.

The Warfreak said...

Never seen it. How big is Paxton's role?

Cinema Du Meep said...

Fairly big. He definitely has a pivotal role in the film.

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