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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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Early in the film, the bartender in the pub says "there would be no Burke without the little Hare here." This refers to William Burke and William Hare, the famous body snatchers that operated in Edinburgh, Scotland in the early 1800s. Much of the plot for the movie is inspired by their story. See more »

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Supposedly set in the 18th century, Fanny pulls out a modern-day pocket knife. See more »

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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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I've Seen The Dead
29 October 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as part of the Midnite Madness at Sitges. Set in 18th century England, the plot covers the life of Arthur Blake from his first outing as an apprentice grave robber to his final confession on the eve of his execution.

The plot moves along via a series of misadventures involving Arthur and his partner encountering various unsavory characters and bizarre situations.

The first thing that strikes you about this movie is how accurately they managed to capture the look of the Hammer period horrors, the atmosphere is set with lots of fog laden graveyards, rowdy tavern scenes and excellent set/costume design.

For a movie titled I Sell the Dead, I was expecting the emphasis to be mostly on horror – don't get me wrong there are some jumpy moments and gore, but the tone is very much comedic, driven by the situations the characters get themselves into and their dialog. The closest comparison to the scenes between the two leads (Larry Fessenden and Dominic Monaghan) is the character interaction seen in the classic English comedies Only Fools and Horses, the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise.

The acting is strong and the casting of very familiar faces in Ron Perlman and Angus Scrimm lift the movie above many of the others on view in Sitges.

Overall the movie offers something very different to the current crop of mainstream horror and will leave a smile on your face.


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