Essentially, this is a selection of horror clichés strung together to garnish a cookie-cutter premise and dopey dialogue. Tobe Hooper merely takes what he can get these days and I don't begrudge him that, but it's sad to see a once-great innovator of the genre confirm all of its worst trends.
This movie is a lot of fun to watch when you go in with a certain mindset. I noticed many other reviewers were disappointed in the quality of the special effects, etc. This is a low budget horror movie, without the slick Hollywood touches of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I think they did this whole movie for a budget of what a cheap car costs. But if you keep that in mind and keep an open attitude, you'll find many delicious details. The main villain isn't what you'd expect after … more
Tobe Hooper has done quite a bit of work in his day. From "Poltergeist" to "Salem's Lot" to the recent "Toolbox Murders," he's made his mark in spooky and gory flicks. His gem, of course, is "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." It isn't very scary, but the chase is on from the instant the kids run into ol' Leatherface. This flick, "Mortuary," is pretty much par for the course for Tobe Hooper. It has plenty of gore, though much of that gets the CGI(i.e. fake-looking) treatment. … more