Mortuary (1983)

... where nobody rests in peace.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1983-09-02
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 65 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hickmar Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Howard Avedis
star 5.4/10
From 65 Ratings


Christie Parson has constant nightmares of her father's death whom died in a swimming pool. Christie's mother thinks it was an accident, but Christie believes it was murder. Christie then sees an unknown figure dressed in a cape following her and harassing her. But still nobody believes her, until her boyfriend sees the figure himself. The figure hides in the town mortuary which is owned by Hank Andrews and his demented son, Paul. Both are trying to form rituals to bring back Dr. Parson's spirit. But, who is this figure and why is he harassing Christie?

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  • Mary Beth McDonough

    as Christie Parson
  • David Wallace

    as Greg Stevens
  • Bill Paxton

    as Paul Andrews
  • Lynda Day George

    as Eve Parson
  • Christopher George

    as Hank Andrews
  • Curt Ayers

    as Jim
  • Bill Conklin

    as Sheriff Duncan
  • Donna Garrett

    as Mrs. Andrews
  • Greg Kaye

    as Mark
  • Denis Mandel

    as Josh
  • Violet Manes

    as Mortuary Customer
  • Alvy Moore

    as Bob Stevens
  • Danny Rogers

    as Dr. Parson
  • Beth Scheffell

    as Bonnie
  • Marlene Schmidt

    as Lois Stevens
  • Marilyn Corwin

    as Dancer
  • Pam Wren

    as Dead girl in mortuary (uncredited)
Directing Howard Avedis Director
Writing Howard Avedis Writer
Art Randy Ser Art Direction
Production Marlene Schmidt Producer
Camera Gary Graver Director of Photography
Production Bernard Hodes Associate Producer
Production Ernest Kaye Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Diane Seletos Makeup Artist
Writing Marlene Schmidt Writer
Costume & Make-Up Jim Gillespie Makeup Artist
Editing Stanford C. Allen Editor
Sound John Cacavas Original Music Composer
Production Howard Avedis Producer
Production Herman Grigsby Production Manager
Production John R. Woodward Unit Manager
Directing Jeri Waxenberg Second Assistant Director
Directing Herman Grigsby Assistant Director
Art Ed Wolf Assistant Art Director
Production Edward L. Montoro Executive Producer
Sound Rick Alexander Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bob Biggart Sound Editor
Sound Les Fresholtz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Arthur Piantadosi Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Don Sanders Sound Mixer
Sound Jonathon 'Earl' Stein Sound Mixer
Sound Douglas Axtell Boom Operator
Crew Jim Gillespie Special Effects
Crew Diane Seletos Special Effects
Sound James D. Young Music Editor
Sound Bonnie Becker Songs
Sound John Cacavas Songs
Sound Terese Hanses Songs
Sound John Cacavas Conductor
Crew Jennifer Stace Choreographer
Crew James Winburn Stunt Coordinator
Production Jeri Waxenberg Production Coordinator
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Camera Bruce M. Pasternack First Assistant Camera
Camera Ronny Dana Second Assistant Camera
Lighting Jono Kouzouyan Gaffer
Camera Doug Wood Key Grip
Camera Bob Uva Best Boy Grip
Camera Michael Uva Grip
Lighting Jack Yanekian Best Boy Electric
Costume & Make-Up Marydith Chase Wardrobe Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Diane Owen Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Violet Manes Wardrobe Assistant
Crew Lance Dickson Transportation Coordinator
Camera George Horn Still Photographer
Directing Nike Zachmanoglou Script Supervisor
Editing Barry Dresner Assistant Editor
Editing Jack Hooper Negative Cutter
Production Linda Arocha Extras Casting