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Director:
Writers:
Jeff Millar (story) &
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Release Date:
29 May 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(30 articles)
User Reviews:
A great place to visit, but a terrible place to die. See more (98 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)
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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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Sherman originally intended this movie to be a dark comedySee 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:
Janet Gillis:Dan, I'm dead! Please bury me!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »

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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A great place to visit, but a terrible place to die., 24 September 2005
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Excellent Twilight Zone-type thriller is a true gem among the many horror films of the '80's.

In the quiet little New England town of Potters Bluff a series of inexplicably violent murders has been taking place. It's up to the local sheriff to solve the horrid crimes, but that's proving to be hard, especially since the murder victims seem to still be alive!

Dead & Buried is an especially intriguing and well-crafted horror film. Director Sherman gives the film an ice-chilling, moody atmosphere. The filming locations are great, especially the rocky beaches used in the opening sequences. Ronald Shusett and Dan O'Bannon's storyline is full of quiet uncertainty and over-whelming shocks! The music score is as wonderfully moody as the atmosphere.

One true highlight of this film is its stars. James Farentino is perfect as the mystified sheriff Dan Gillis (likely named after screenwriter Dan O'Bannon). The lovely Melody Anderson is wonderfully believable as Gillis's wife. The late-great Jack Albertson (here in his final role) is awesome as the mortician Dobbs.

Yet another highlight is the truly gory makeup FX of Stan Winston, which provides for more than one unforgettable moment in this film.

Dead & Buried is simply a classic of modern horror and is too often over-looked for lesser films of its day. A must-see for horror and thriller fans.

**** out of ****

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