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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.

Director:

Glenn McQuaid
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Trust A Corpse

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Company Credits

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ron Perlman only worked for three days. Moreover, Perlman's scenes were filmed six months after principle shooting had wrapped. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

"A good cast is worth repeating!" See more »

Connections

References Hellboy (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Best horror comedy in years
23 May 2009 | by DarkAnnieSee all my reviews

I just saw this at SIFF, and I absolutely loved it. There were parts where I laughed so hard I couldn't catch my breath. The script and direction by Glenn McQuaid are fantastic. I can't wait to see more from this talented young man. The performances make the movie. Larry Fessenden and Dominic Monaghan are just delightful as the graverobber Willy and his apprentice Arthur. Ron Perlman turns in a fantastic performance (as usual) as a less-than-sympathetic jailhouse priest. Bonus: Angus Scrimm as an unscrupulous doctor! As always, he balances menace and humor perfectly.

This is a style of horror comedy that really hasn't been seen since Vincent Price did "Comedy of Terrors," "The Raven," and "Theater of Blood." The movie is genuinely scary in places, then it'll suddenly flip back into hilarious mode, keeping you totally off balance. Some parts are scary and funny at the same time.

I can only afford to see three movies at SIFF this year, but even if the other two are awful, "I Sell The Dead" was worth the price of all three. I'm going to be looking for more movies from Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix. He's giving the horror genre a much-needed kick in the butt.


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