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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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Glenn McQuaid
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Monaghan ... Arthur Blake
Larry Fessenden ... Willy Grimes
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Quint
Ron Perlman ... Father Duffy
Brenda Cooney ... Fanny Briers
John Speredakos ... Cornelius Murphy
Daniel Manche ... Young Arthur
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Maisey O'Connell
James Godwin James Godwin ... Old Man
Joel Marsh Garland ... Ronnie (as Joel Garland)
Aidan Redmond ... Jack Flood
Alisdair Stewart Alisdair Stewart ... Bulger
Heather Bullock Heather Bullock ... Valentine Kelly
Chris Shaw Chris Shaw ... Executioner
Martin Pfefferkorn ... Howling Man
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Never Trust A Corpse

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enchère et en os See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,529, 9 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,066, 16 August 2009
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Production Co:

Glass Eye Pix See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Several pick-up shots of Angus Scrimm were shot in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in The New Tales from Beyond the Pale (2015) See more »

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Waxies Dargle
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Vocals: Joe Hurley
Backing Vocals: Glenn McQuaid
Additional Vocals: John Vernon, Aidan Redmond, Alisdair Stewart
Guitar: Brendan O'Shea
Fiddle: Tom Chiu
Arranger: Jeff Grace
Recorded and Mixed by John Moros
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Humorous tale with a nice dash of Macabre
29 August 2010 | by Rabh17See 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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