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I Sell the Dead (2008)

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A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

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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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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Eu Vendo os Mortos  »

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$750,000 (estimated)

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

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$7,066 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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Humorous tale with a nice dash of Macabre
29 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is an easy-going story. It's a tale, told first hand, of two friends in England who make their, ahem, living, by Grave-Robbing.

As it is with British-type humor, the funny is in the dialogue and the setting without the usual blunt-nosed set-up that Hollywood sets you up for. Laid back, because the humor is the type that makes you smile afterward as opposed to guffawing out loud -- but funny just the same.

And here and there, throughout, the touches of the Macabre are incidental set pieces that are just 'A funny thing happened on the way to the Graveyard the other night. . .' rather than the central horror of the movie. All in all, very well done, and ALL the characters are engaging and likable.

Give this one a try if you and your friends are in the mood for some light horror with a side of funny. Pick this one for a slow Saturday Night with some good beer & chips.


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