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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Hearse (1980)

Jane Hardy exchanges city life troubles for some of the small town variety when she assumes temporary residence of her deceased aunt’s house. She discovers that secrets her aunt should've taken to the grave aren't yet buried.
As you’d expect (or hope) there’s a hearse in the story, but it only appears at certain times. In between those times the film throws medium levels of horror, ghostly atmospherics and even some Halloween-esque stalking scenes into a regular drama about a single woman in a new town.
It has a few neat ideas, most of which are borrowed from more memorable films, the acting is okay, and the creepy moments are occasionally successful, but the slow pace will have a lot of folks turning off.

2½ night-time callers out of 5

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