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Director:
Writers:
Jeff Millar (story) &
Alex Stern (story) ...
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Release Date:
29 May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The writers of alien... ...bring a new terror to earth. See more »
Plot:
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Welcome to Potter's Bluff See more (99 total) »

Cast

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James Farentino ... Sheriff Dan Gillis

Melody Anderson ... Janet Gillis

Jack Albertson ... William G. Dobbs

Dennis Redfield ... Ron

Nancy Locke ... Linda (as Nancy Locke Hauser)

Lisa Blount ... Girl on the Beach / Nurse Lisa

Robert Englund ... Harry
Bill Quinn ... Ernie
Michael Currie ... Herman

Christopher Allport ... George Le Moyne / Freddie
Joseph G. Medalis ... Doctor (as Joe Medalis)

Macon McCalman ... Ben

Lisa Marie ... Hitchhiker
Estelle Omens ... Betty

Barry Corbin ... Phil
Linda Shusett ... Waitress (as Linda Turley)
Ed Bakey ... Fisherman

Glenn Morshower ... Jimmy
Robert Boler ... Mr. Haskell

Michael Pataki ... Sam
Jill Fosse ... Nurse
Mark Courtney ... Jamie
Michael Courtney ... Jamie
Renee McDonell ... Girl #1
Dottie Catching ... Lady Car Passenger
Colby Smith ... Female Stranger
Judy Ashton ... Joyce
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Cecere ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Bill Couch Jr. ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Angelo De Meo ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Sherman  (as Gary A. Sherman)
 
Writing credits
Jeff Millar (story) &
Alex Stern (story)

Ronald Shusett (screenplay) &
Dan O'Bannon (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Fentress .... producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... associate producer
Ronald Shusett .... producer
Richard R. St. Johns .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Renzetti 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster  (as Steve Poster)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Balsam 
 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Aubel 
William Sandell  (as Bill Sandell)
 
Set Decoration by
Dennis Barton 
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
 
Makeup Department
Carl Cobery .... makeup lab technician (as Carl Michael Cobery)
Jan Cook .... hair stylist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Ziggy Geike .... special wigs
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist (as Edouard Henriques)
Vincent Prentice .... makeup artist
Stan Winston .... makeup effects designer
 
Production Management
John W. Hyde .... executive in charge of production
William P. Owens .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew A. Ackerman .... second assistant director (as Andy Ackerman)
Brian E. Frankish .... first assistant director
Scott Thaler .... second assistant director (as Scott Ira Thaler)
 
Art Department
Dominick Bruno .... property master
Lee B. Drygas .... leadman (as Lee Drygas)
Jay M. Hirsch .... construction foreman
Airick Kredell .... leadman
Gerald Perdew .... prop maker (as Gerry Perdew)
John Rettino .... assistant property master
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Amanda J. Flick .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon Ecker .... sound effects editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer
Lettie Odney .... dialogue editor
Bill Randall .... second boom operator (as Bill Randall Jr.)
Charles Randall .... boom operator (as Chuck Randall)
William Randall .... sound mixer (as Bill Randall)
Richard D. Rogers .... adr mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Howard S. Wollman .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Milch .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Kagel .... sculptor
James Cummins .... lab technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process coordinator
 
Stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Bill Couch .... stunts
Chuck Couch .... stunts (as Charles Couch)
Angelo De Meo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... gaffer
Vito Carenzo .... best boy grip
Jim Dyer .... dolly grip
Roger Gebhard .... first assistant camera
Jeff Goldenberg .... second assistant camera
John Koester .... camera operator
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Ken Miller .... key grip
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... lighting best boy (as Ernie Roebuck)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Jobe .... costumes
Erica Edell Phillips .... costume supervisor (as Erica Phillips)
 
Editorial Department
Ross Albert .... associate editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Nancy Forner .... assistant editor
Robert K. Lambert .... post-production executive
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Frank Capp .... music contractor
Murray McFadden .... scoring mixer
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Hendley .... transportation co-captain
Wayne Nelson .... transportation captain
Donna Smith .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Dustin Bernard .... production assistant
Dixie J. Capp .... production coordinator
Kimberley Coy .... unit publicist
Alvin Greenman .... script supervisor
Carole Keagy .... advertising and promotion
Toni Lemos .... location coordinator
Jim McCarthy .... paymaster
Kate Morris .... production administrator
Ty Nutt .... dialogue coach: Mr. Albertson
Edwin D. Rich .... production accountant
Anthony Ridio .... assistant to producer (as Anthony Jon Ridio)
Anna St. Johns .... production executive
Mark Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Farentino
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2002) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1991) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1981) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 (2002) (DVD) | Norway:(Banned) (video) (1986) | Norway:18 (video) (1984) | Norway:(Banned) (1981-2003) (cinema release) | Singapore:M18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
The scene where Janet comes home and speaks to Dan briefly was done in one long, elaborate tracking shot. The shot began with a gigging that attached the front door of the Gillis house to the camera. The camera captures Janet pulling up, pulls back as she approaches, and the crew quickly bolts the door in the door frame (detaching it from the camera rigging). The shot then continues to pull back revealing the door as Janet opens it, then follows her as she enters the living room and speaks to Dan. Then it was suppose to continue to a front window where we would see Janet leave again (though this bit was cut from the film).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The hitchhiker can be seen as a zombie before she is actually killed, reconstructed and brought back to life. This is because the abandoned house scene - where she is clearly visible as one of the dead townfolk - was originally placed in the film after her resurrection.See more »
Quotes:
Dan Gillis:How do you do it? How did you bring them back to life?
Dobbs:Call it black magic. Call it a medical breakthrough. I'll take my secret to the grave.
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Movie Connections:
References Beyond the Darkness (1979)See more »

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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Welcome to Potter's Bluff, 25 June 2001

Neat seldom talked about horror film made by Gary Sherman, the man who brought us Deathline, Vice Squad, and Poltergeist III. Like most of Sherman's films, Dead & Buried is laced with a rather large dose of gore. One man is beaten and burned(later to survive and get needled in the worst possible way), another is beaten and marred with fishing hooks, another hacked to death, another with acid, and you get the general picture...and you get all the details as Sherman is not shy showing us these things with the camera lens either. The story centers on these deaths and their investigation by sheriff James Farentino. Farentino soon realizes that few if any can be trusted in the not-so-quaint New England town of Potter's Bluff, and that the cause of the deaths and the mystery soon fall on town mortician Jack Albertson. The film looses some credibility with the ambiguous nature of the script but is enhanced by the atmospheric direction of Sherman and the quality performances by the cast as a whole. There are definite frightening moments in the film that will make you jump in your seat. Farentino is good in his role and Melody Anderson is adequate(certainly attractive) in her role as his wife. The supporting cast with Barry Corbin, Robert Englund, and a host of familiar faces do very nicely, but the real star is Jack Albertson in one of his last roles. Albertson gives a fine performance and is suitably creepy. His entrance down a hillside in the coroner's car while playing big band music was a scenic highlight for me. A good...not great..film that is good for some honest scares.

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