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« on: April 29, 2010, 07:09:09 PM »

Been ruminating on films, particularly MONSTER MOVIES, where there is a scene in which the medical examiner or morgue attendant dines.  I think the earliest film I can think of where there is eating in the morgue is THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957) in which the medical examiner keeps his sandwiches (and an apple!) in a refrigerated body drawer...  TongueOut and offers one of his sammies to leading man TIM HOLT and his lieutenant... eh... yum.  Don't know if that's the first occurrence of such movie manipulation, but it certainly has become a HORROR FILM staple to have somebody lunching, snacking, or feasting in the morgue.  There are lots of film examples...

WHAT OTHER FILMS FEATURE MEALS IN THE MORGUE?  One flick per contributor, please!  Anybody who doesn't follow the rules will be rebuked right quick - y'all know how good at that I can git!!  Wink  TeddyR  Cheers     

Can't find the morgue clip, but here's the trailer:
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 08:52:39 PM »

Dead Alive has a scene where a body is being embalmed (and overfilled) while a goofy mortician's assistant (played by Peter Jackson!) wolfs down a sandwich.  There's a little embalming fluid on the sandwich, IIRC, as he devours it.  Bleargh!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 10:09:17 PM »

Does The Undertaker and His Pals count? They turn the whole morgue into a diner.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 05:17:35 AM »

the gone in 60 seconds remake has one of the car thieves(his day job is morgue attendant) taking a bite of a sandwich and then setting it down on a dead body.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 10:41:09 AM »

Sorry to step outside the pardigm of the thread, because it's not a horror movie and it's not about eating, so, sorry. But Night Shift (1982) just leaped into my mind. In that movie, there was even napping and sex going on in the body drawers. I guess there could be some "eating" construed there. Ouch, sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 03:03:23 PM »

Sorry to step outside the pardigm of the thread, because it's not a horror movie and it's not about eating, so, sorry. But Night Shift (1982) just leaped into my mind. In that movie, there was even napping and sex going on in the body drawers. I guess there could be some "eating" construed there. Ouch, sorry.
That's okay - it adds to the discussion. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 08:55:56 AM »

I think I remember the undertaker eating a sandwich in the morgue in Arachnophobia.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 07:00:52 PM »

In The Movie THE HOWLING They See That The Mortician Was Eating A Burger In The Morgue.......Right Before They Find Out That The Body Of The Guy They Were Looking For Is Missing

If They Didn't Show He Was Still Alive In The Movie Then I'd Be Wondering Where That Burger Came From
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 06:32:50 PM »

I can think of a couple of examples from TV. On CSI, Doc Robbins once talked about a former boss of his who was known for performing autopsies with a scalpel in one hand and a hot dog in the other.

There was also an episode of Night Court where everybody is taking shelter in the morgue during a fire. Among other things, the coroner kept his lunch in the cooler with the bodies. At one point Roz asks him what's in a petri dish and he tastes it to make sure it's his Bearnaise sauce.

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