WriterRobert Barich, Robert Madero Release date1983 CastBobbie Bresee (Susan Walker Farrell), Marjoe Gortner (Oliver Farrell), Norman Burton (Dr. Simon Andrews), Maurice Sherbanee (Ben, the gardener) Similar moviesBlood Song (1982), The Unholy, Scalps (1983), Boardinghouse (1982), The Guardian (1990)
Mausoleum rare horror movie 1983
Mausoleum is a 1983 supernatural horror film directed by Michael Dugan and starring former Playboy Bunny Bobbie Bresee.
While not prosecuted for obscenity, the film was seized and confiscated in the UK under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 during the video nasty panic.
Susan Nomed (Bobbie Bresee) was ten when her mother died. Now thirty, blonde and beautiful, she is heiress to the family fortune. But for the women of the Nomed family there is another legacy that no one wants to remember, an ancient and evil curse. Possessed by powers that overtake her, Susan's life becomes a nightmare of lust, terror and murder until even her husband finds himself confronting the face of evil. Only one person can help her cast away the evil, but he will have to face the prince of darkness to free Susan from the grip of Satan.
Bobbie Bresee as Susan Walker Farrell
Marjoe Gortner as Oliver Farrell
Norman Burton as Dr. Simon Andrews
Maurice Sherbanee as Ben, the gardener
LaWanda Page as Elsie, the maid
Laura Hippe as Aunt Cora Nomed
Sheri Mann as Dr. Roni Logan
Julie Christy Murray as Young Susan
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Motion Picture Marketing (MPM) in 1983. It was subsequently released on VHS by Embassy Home Entertainment.
The film was released on DVD by BCI Entertainment as part of their Exploitation Cinema double feature line alongside the film Blood Song. This version is currently out of print.
Bill O'Connor from the Akron Beacon Journal gave the film a poor review, writing, "What is irritating about this movie is its absolute lack of logic. In order for a horror movie to scare us, we need to understand the parameters of the world we're watching".
Howard Reich from the Chicago Tribune described Mausoleum as "one of the weakest horror films one is likely to see".