Mortuary (also known internationally as Embalmed and Hall of Death) is a 1983 American slasher film directed by Howard Avedis and starred Bill Paxton, Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace, Lynda Day George, with Michael Berryman (who only appears in the film's trailer) and Christopher George in his final film role before his death.
The film was released in 1983, and has grossed $4.3 million. Mortuary was officially released on DVD for the first time on May 25, 2012, followed by a limited Blu-ray release on October 7, 2014.
Linda Gross of the Los Angeles Times praised Mortuary as a "sick, scary slasher movie," though conceded that the screenplay "goes overboard on the gore." Gross also praised Gary Graver's cinematography as "classy, and at times, very beautiful." Henry Edgar of the Daily Press praised the film as well-crafted, writing: "Mortuary is rare among horror films. Even though the script leaves a few holes, the dialogue is mostly natural and the director keeps the motion moving at a quick pace."