Mausoleum (1982) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Mausoleum (1982) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

Mausoleum (1982) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)

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Mausoleum (1982) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Michael Dugan
STARRING: Bobbie Bresee, Marjoe Gortner, Norman Burton
AVAILABLE FROM Vinegar Syndrome

The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first-born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it’s because of the possession of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother’s funeral, Susan entered her family’s mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan’s body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret.

Years ago Susan’s mother died and she ran off in the graveyard where she stumbled upon a Mausoleum. That day something went inside of her and now we are years later and whatever that was is now causing Susan to do some horrible things and at times she is doing it in odd sexual ways. To be straight with you, the movie Mausoleum is insane. But it’s crazy in a good way, meaning that it is crazy in a way that makes you want to watch it and then show your friends after you watch it. Packed with a body count, a sexy woman who turns into an evil being, and lots of cool effects for the time, Mausoleum is one of those movies that you have a hard time describing but you still want everyone else to see it. It’s hard to put a label on this one as it mixes a few things together, but the odd mix works and works very well here. You just never are sure what will happen next. I love movies that are like that.

This one came out in 1982 and is very 80s. I think that’s the best way to be for horror movies. This one, however, really lays on some sleazy into the mix and that is what in a lot of ways separate it from some of the other more often talked about horror movies from this decade. You can’t deny the tone and the creep factor this one has. But at the same time stuff happens that makes you laugh as well. You just can’t put logic or much thought behind a lot of what you see here, but you can kick on back and enjoy it. So, basically you need to turn your brain off with this one but you should still have a blast with it. Vinegar Syndrome brings it to Blu-ray here with a stellar transfer and some cool extras as well that I shall list below.


– Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
– Newly scanned and restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
– “Making Monsters” – a video interview with special fx makeup artist John Carl Buechler
– Original theatrical trailer
– Multiple tv spots
– Promotional still gallery
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH subtitles

Quality of Transfer: 100%

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