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Mortuary again?

mv5bmtq1mdu3nzy2ov5bml5banbnxkftztcwntuznzizmq-_v1_uy268_cr50182268_al_I knew this was familiar, but I figured I had seen it on Netflix. Not so! This was part of the “Dead Walking” set. So, what are my thoughts on this second viewing?

The context helps, being part of the Zombie collection. Mortuary is an interesting take on the zombie  story, particularly with the focus on transmission here and the use of plants as one of the monsters. Denise Crosby’s involvement always gave this a bit of a Pet Semetary vibe – though it may be more than that.  I think it also has to do with the color palette and the nature of hallowed ground being corrupted.

You see, our protagonists have inherited a Mortuary and do not plan on doing anything with it until they run into some financial troubles and the mother (crosby) finds this is a very lucrative business.

It’s also the wrong place to be living when a zombie outbreak occurs. Seriously.

I don’t really want to talk too much about this one, because it’s actually really fun. Don’t go into it expecting to see any directorial flourishes from Tobe Hooper, I honestly don’t really see his hand in it. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, and the effect (with the exception of a bit of dodgy CGI at the end) are well done in visually intriguing. This has been on Netflix regularly and I wouldn’t be surprised if it hit SyFy from time to time. This one is definitely worth a watch. Heck, it was even worth the rewatch!

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