Saturday, September 3, 2016

Buried Alive (1990)

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: David A. Davies, Mark Patrick Carducci

Composer: Michel Colombier

Starring: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, William Atherton, Hoyt Axton, Jay Gerber, Wayne Grace, Donald Hotton, Brian Libby, Peg Shirley, David Youse

More info: IMDb

Tagline: She planned on her husband's death. But not on his coming back for revenge.

Plot: Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. Lucky for Clint he's buried in a cheap wooden box and he unburies himself. Just remember, Hell hath no fury like a man buried alive!

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

I friggin' love this movie.  It was made for cable and I remember seeing it when it first came out.  LOVED it then and love it now (it's been that long between viewings).  The story is very simple but the superb cast and crew (and with Frank Darabont helming the picture) elevate it to being an excellent thriller/horror.  Everyone plays it straight and serious (although there are moments with dark humor).  The ending is perfect.  I can't recommend this flick enough.  Do yourself a favor and watch it.

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