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Funeral Home (1980)

Cries in the Night (original title)
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director:

William Fruet

Writer:

Ida Nelson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Hawtrey ... Maude Chalmers (as Kay Hawtry)
Lesleh Donaldson ... Heather
Barry Morse ... Mr. Davis
Dean Garbett Dean Garbett ... Rick Yates
Stephen E. Miller ... Billy Hibbs (as Stephen Miller)
Alf Humphreys ... Joe Yates (as Alfred Humphreys)
Peggy Mahon Peggy Mahon ... Florie
Harvey Atkin ... Harry Browning
Robert Warner Robert Warner ... Sheriff (as Bob Warner)
Jack Van Evera ... James Chalmers
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Sam
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Ruby
Bill Lake ... Frank
Brett Matthew Davidson Brett Matthew Davidson ... Young Rick (as Brett Davidson)
Christopher Crabb Christopher Crabb ... Teddy (as Chris Crabb)
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Storyline

An old funeral parlor now converted into a tourist home during certain periods such as the summer, develops a problem, when a escaped mental patient with a split personality moves in and proceeds to do away with those specific/certain guests or staff, he/she feels are nosy or immoral. Written by ????

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Some things never rest in peace See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Funeral Home See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When they hoist the car out of the quarry, the engine is obviously missing. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the U.S., but there is a Canadian flag displayed prominently in front of a public building. See more »

Quotes

Maude Chalmers: [about her grand daughter] She was warned!
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Connections

Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
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A fun updated version of Hitchcock's Psycho
23 March 2000 | by tla.baioSee all my reviews

William Fruet's film, Funeral Home, is for the most part Psycho with kids. The movie starts off with a teenager visiting her grandmother in a small town. Both plan to turn the house that the grandmother lives in (which was once the town's funeral home) into a summer house for passers by. Tenants soon show up and then quickly disappear. Soon the teenager and the town's new young deputy investigate the disappearances and discover that this coming and going of out-of-towners has been happening for some time. They finally discover the answer to the mystery in the film's scary ending.

The performances by both the older cast members and younger actors are very good. Watching the deputy character gather clues to build a case added alot of charm to the film as well. Although shot on a low budget, it is still very well produced and the action scenes are very well staged indeed. Horror fans should give this one a try next time they visit their video store. Happy Hunting!


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