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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10 Most Underrated Horror/Slasher Films Part Ten:Funeral Home(1980)


The last installment of the list is one of my favorites, Funeral Home. It's a very creepy, atmospheric, old dark house type horror film, that doesn't really have any slasher trappings. In fact, I would say that it is most influenced by Hitchcock's classic Psycho. It stars Lesleigh Donaldson, who was almost a scream queen back in the 80's(Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains, Deadly Eyes).

Lesleigh stars as the teen aged Heather, who goes to the country to help her grandmother run her bed & breakfast for the summer. Almost immediately, Heather hears voices in the cellar, is grandmother talking to her dead grandfather? The director really knows how to utilize slow-building suspense in his favor. As the guests start disappearing, you mind will wander through all of the red herrings. There is a particular flashback scene that is really effective, it's one of the real scares in the film. This is another of the slow, atmospheric films that I love so much! It is out on budget DVD now, so please check it out.

3 comments:

  1. What a nice, unexpected choice. I like this film too. It's mostly because I love the characters. It kind of captures a feel with lots of fun quirky people filtering in and out of the movie!

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  2. Thanks Amanda, that's why I love you, you have amazing taste!!

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