Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mortuary DVD Review
Katarina's Nightmare Theater is at again with this DVD release of Mortuary. Scorpion Releasing's put out a cleaned up version that's a very nice collectible. But as far as the actual movie goes...
This should be the coolest movie ever, right? You get a young Bill Paxton and two people from the cast of Pieces, Christopher George and Lynda Day George. You've got the recipe for cult coolness, but what you actually get is a boring slasher that's absent of any grizzly killings or suspense.
Sure, there's the pieces of what could've been a good slasher, including the classic (perhaps overdone) ending with a circle of dead people in chairs after the killer reveals themselves and an ending that leaves things wide open. Overall, this movie doesn't have enough creepiness or slasher-ness to warrant a repeat view. Too boring, too predictable, and missing those horror elements we crave.