Sunday, May 22, 2016

Dead & Buried (1981)

Director: Gary Sherman

Writers: Jeff Millar, Alex Stern, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon

Composer: Joe Renzetti

Starring: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield, Nancy Locke, Lisa Blount, Robert Englund, Bill Quinn, Michael Currie, Christopher Allport, Joseph G. Medalis, Macon McCalman, Lisa Marie, Estelle Omens, Barry Corbin

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The writers of alien... ...bring a new terror to earth.

Plot: A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

It surprises me constantly how long I go missing movies I should've seen in my youth.  This is a prime example.  I remember seeing the VHS cover in the video stores all throughout the 80s and not once did I even pick it up.  It was a badass cover but I was always sure that the movie couldn't possibly live up to it.  Well, it does.  It's a great horror/thriller.  Good performaces (great cast) and the mystery stays that way until the filmmakers want you to know.  I'm cool with that.  Good score, too and I love the late 70s/early 80s horror look.  It's a really well made horror flick.  I just wish I'd seen it sooner.  Someday I'll pick up the Blue Underground Blu-ray. 

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