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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.

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Sheriff Dan Gillis
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Janet Gillis
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William G. Dobbs
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Ron
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Linda (as Nancy Locke Hauser)
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Girl on the Beach / Nurse Lisa
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Harry
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Ernie
Michael Currie ...
Herman
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George Le Moyne / Freddie
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Doctor (as Joe Medalis)
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Ben
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Hitchhiker
Estelle Omens ...
Betty
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Phil
Linda Shusett ...
Waitress (as Linda Turley)
Ed Bakey ...
Fisherman
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Jimmy
Robert Boler ...
Mr. Haskell
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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
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Townsperson (uncredited)
Bill Couch Jr. ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Bill Couch ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
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Townsperson (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gary Sherman ... (as Gary A. Sherman)

Written by (WGA)

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Jeff Millar ... (story) &
Alex Stern ... (story)
 
Ronald Shusett ... (screenplay) &
Dan O'Bannon ... (screenplay)
 
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ... (novel)

Produced by

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Robert Fentress ... producer
Michael Rachmil ... associate producer (as Michael I. Rachmil)
Ronald Shusett ... producer
Richard R. St. Johns ... executive producer

Music by

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Joe Renzetti

Cinematography by

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Steven Poster ... (as Steve Poster)

Film Editing by

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Alan Balsam

Editorial Department

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Ross Albert ... associate editor
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Nancy Forner ... assistant editor
Robert K. Lambert ... post-production executive

Casting By

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Linda Francis

Art Direction by

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Joe Aubel
William Sandell ... (as Bill Sandell)

Set Decoration by

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Dennis Barton
Cloudia Rebar ... (as Cloudia)

Makeup Department

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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

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John W. Hyde ... executive in charge of production
William P. Owens ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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

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Gordon Ecker ... sound effects editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Robert L. Harman ... re-recording mixer
William L. McCaughey ... 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 ... re-recording mixer
Anthony Milch ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James Kagel ... sculptor
James Cummins ... lab technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bill Hansard ... process coordinator

Stunts

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Anthony Cecere ... stunts
Bill Couch Jr. ... stunts
Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Chuck Couch ... stunts (as Charles Couch)
Angelo De Meo ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ron Batzdorff ... gaffer
Vito Carenzo ... best boy grip
James Dyer ... dolly grip (as Jim Dyer)
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

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Bill Jobe ... costumes
Erica Edell Phillips ... costume supervisor (as Erica Phillips)

Location Management

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Toni Lemos ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Frank Capp ... music contractor
Murray McFadden ... scoring mixer
Jack K. Tillar ... music editor (as Jack Tillar)

Transportation Department

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Fred Hendley ... transportation co-captain
Wayne Nelson ... transportation captain
Donna Smith ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Dustin Bernard ... production assistant
Dixie J. Capp ... production coordinator
Kimberley Coy ... unit publicist
Alvin Greenman ... script supervisor
Carole Keagy ... advertising and promotion
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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sheriff Dan Gillis has a nice life with his wife, the teacher Janet Gillis, in the small coastal and friendly town of Potter's Bluff. When visitors are mysterious killed in the town, Sheriff Gillis investigates the cases carefully and finds that dead people are reanimating and coming back to life. Dan finds a book of witchcraft and voodoo in his wife's drawer and he suspects that she might be practicing black magic. Dan meets the coroner-mortician William G. Dobbs and learns the dreadful and surprising secret. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines The writers of alien... ...bring a new terror to earth. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Look Alive (United States)
  • Dead and Buried (United Kingdom)
  • Réincarnations (France)
  • Muertos y enterrados (Spain)
  • Död och begraven (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $216,166, 15 Nov 1981

Did You Know?

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Trivia During filming, Director Gary Sherman purposely avoided letting the color red be visible in any scene, so the sight of blood during the murder sequences would be all the more shocking. Sherman even went as far as to have the taillights of vehicles replaced with purple lights, instead of the normal red. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Dan O'Bannon: Crafting Fear (2003). See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Ernie: Welcome to Potters Bluff!
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