The Mortuary Collection is a horror anthology film directed by Ryan Spindell. The plot follows Montgomery Dark (Clancy Brown), as he retells tales of horror to a job applicant at his funeral parlour.
The issue quite often, with anthology films is they are dependent on the individual segments being well done and crucially, consistent to make the overall film feel good and worth the watch. That really shows here, as though the segments are for the most part consistent, some are much better than others. The tales themselves are a mixed bag, some like the one about male pregnancy are strong are tightly packed, whereas others, the one about the carer who ends up killing his locked in wife are dull, lifeless, and boring.
This as you can imagine leads to pacing issues, as some parts of the film captivate your attention and others put you to sleep.
The ending however is insanely predictable. The twist is telegraphed quite blatantly from the opening of the film and when it happens, rather than feeling surprised you are left feeling angry it has taken them this long to get to it. The ending is very much a damp squid and serves to further undermine and bring down the film as a whole.
Overall, though some of the segments have promise this is very much yet another deeply average horror anthology that serves to bore more than scare.
Some of the segments are well done and interesting
Clancy Brown is having fun
Other segments feel tediously dull
The film feels inconsistent as parts of it are good and other parts diabolically bad
The ending is terrible
Reviewed by Luke