I Sell the Dead (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Quint
Fanny Briers
Daniel Manche ...
Young Arthur
Eileen Colgan ...
James Godwin ...
Old Man
Ronnie (as Joel Garland)
Jack Flood
Alisdair Stewart ...
Heather Bullock ...
Valentine Kelly
Chris Shaw ...
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18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy. Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes. Written by Anonymous

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Never Trust A Corpse


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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eu Vendo os Mortos  »

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,529 (USA) (7 August 2009)


$7,066 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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Technical Specs


(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ron Perlman was sent a rough draft of the script and initially declined when asked to be in the movie after reading said rough draft. Moreover, Perlman sent notes to writer/director Glenn McQuaid on how to improve the screenplay. After the script was revised to Perlman's satisfaction, he agreed to act in the movie. See more »


During the drinking contest, the flagon that Fanny uses to signal the start of the contest changes between the time that she picks it up and the time she begins to drink from it. See more »


Arthur Blake: You be careful of dreams, Fanny. They'll lead you down a garden path and into a ditch before you know it. The Fortune of War Pub? Filled with people who followed their dreams. Look what they got to.
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This movie is right up my alley, but...
18 April 2010 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Great cast, great idea and stylish.... but it was missing something. It was neat to look at, but I never really connected to it.

There were a whole lot of good ideas, but not enough was done with them. The movie would have been better if it were longer to expand on the ideas or more focused. Most of Arthur's apprenticeship could have been cut for instance.

The horror wasn't particularly scary and the humor snicker worthy at best. Combined with the slow pacing, it's just too many strikes against the movie. It's a shame, because this movie has the cast and ingredients to be a genuine cult classic.

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