#974 Halloween 2018: The Hearse (1980)

The award for biggest tease of this year has to go to The Hearse.

There’s a great amount of suspense from the very start of the movie through getting to the remote rural house inherited from the mysterious aunt, and the uneasy feeling of something evil lurking around the corner is established exceptionally well here. But what happens next is mostly a whole lot of nothing. There are some dream sequences, a Hearse and mysterious driver and some exorcism – elements that are mediocre at best – and none of them are really followed through in the script.

To add insult to the injury, the film wraps up with a belly flop of an ending that manages to feel even more disappointing than the movie itself.

80s-o-meter: 64%

Total: 38%