Our second film pick of the week deals with a completely different genre. Because whoever dies in Raven’s End ends up on the table of undertaker Montgomery Dark in the humorous horror film THE MORTUARY COLLECTION.
Nobody knows the dead and their secrets better than undertaker Montgomery Dark (Clancy Brown).
From the funeral oration to the last anointing to the cremation in the in-house crematorium: The deceased are in the best of hands with him. When the fearless Sam (Caitlin Custer) applies to a job with him, he is impressed by her fascination for the morbid.
But the deeper he leads the young woman into the dark catacombs of his property, the more it becomes clear to her that the dead are better left to rest.
THE CAST & DIRECTOR
With the smart horror film THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, Ryan Spindell invites us to the gruesome haunted train festival. He causes goosebumps with a great sense of black humor and lovingly hand-made gore effects.
In the role of the eccentric undertaker, Clancy Brown (Highlander) makes the audience shudder.
In addition to Caitlin Custer (“Teen Wolf”), teen heartthrob Jacob Elordi from the Netflix hits The Kissing Booth and The Kissing Booth 2 rounds off the party. He shows both full theatrical and physical activity.
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION REVIEW
The film isn’t exactly scary. In fact, the questions it poses are rather profound. What do you do when the person you love needs to be taken care of for the rest of their life? How does a man feel as he carelessly impregnates himself instead of his partner?
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION comes up with very cool black humor. This is never exaggerated but moves on a very calm and intelligent level.
The film is entertaining mainly through the authenticity of the characters and the dripping “evil” game by Clancy Brown. He flourishes in the role because we haven’t seen him so cynical and bitterly angry since Highlander.
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION is one of the highlights of the month. The Blu-Ray contains many behind-the-scenes features and outtakes. These will help you bridge the time until spring in an entertaining way. We give it 8 stars and wish you a nice creepy time.
Text: Marco Kokkot
Pictures: Capelight Pictures