Blu-Ray Review: Hugo Cardozo’s Thriller ‘Morgue’ (2021)

As if a Morgue isn’t creepy enough, this film takes it to a whole new terrifying level. A huge breakout hit in its home country, the film is—according to first-time writer/director Hugo Cardozo —based on real events. The cast of newcomers includes Pablo Martínez, María del Mar Fernández, Willi Villalba, Abel Martínez, Dr. Aldo Von Knobloch, Raúl Rotela, and Francisco Ayala.


Synopsis for Morgue 

After a harrowing accident, the perpetually down-on-his-luck Diego Martinez accepts a gig as a security guard at the local morgue. He thought he’d had a lucky break, but as the night wears on, eerie occurrences and the suddenly not-quite-lifeless body of the victim leave him to wonder: how much otherworldly rage does it take to wake the dead?

This film is your typical supernatural film but with some twists and turns along the way. Morgue has a very eerie and claustrophobic atmosphere that feels morbidly dark and unsettling. It also makes you wonder why the main character, Diego, doesn’t just be like, “Fuck it. I don’t get paid enough for this.”


Pablo Martínez delivered an excellent performance that was emotionally riveting. His character goes through hell and back but I didn’t quite feel bad for him. It was a bit of karma and you reep what you sow.

I loved the lighting, and the blue and black cold tones – it makes me think of what “death” might feel like. There are some pretty good special effects and makeup designs, but overall the plotline kind of fell flat. It would have helped to have a bit more character development and background to get the audiences invested in everything that was happening.

Final Thoughts

Morgue is a creepy supernatural film that is perfect to watch with the lights off, a big bowl of popcorn, and a friend who jumps easily! This Spanish-horror feature does have subtitles, but they don’t take away from the film. Morgue has a runtime of approximately 81 minutes and is not rated. It debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™, and DVD on May 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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