Dead & Buried is a peculiar horror film. Hell, it's hard to describe it without spoiling plot twists. It's also a strange blend of various elements, as it is not only a horror film, but also has elements of drama, mystery, comedy, and sci-fi all rolled into one gruesome, demented, creepy, and really fun package.
The town of Potter's Field is a nice place to live...but only if you're one of the residents. Anyone who dares to visit or is just making a pit stop will find themselves murdered at the hands of the frightening townspeople who also love to take pictures of their deeds.
As more people turn up dead and strange things begin happening (Like seeing the dead visitors alive and well again, only they seem to be part of the town), the sheriff, Dan Gillis must unravel what is really going on in his beloved town and who is really behind all these murders and what the motivations of the demented townspeople truly are.
What makes Dead & Buried so much fun to watch is that it makes you keep guessing what's going to happen and what's really going on. It's filled with many surprises and twists, making for a very engaging and intriguing mystery of a horror film that has a great deal more depth than most other horror films. Plus, I feel that it is a very successful blend of various genres and it succeeds at all of them.
Bolstering the scary atmosphere and mystery storyline is the solid acting across the board. The cast members threw themselves into their roles and gave life to their quirky characters in the best ways. They really seemed to come to life and it was always fun to watch their performances. You're always left wanting to know even more about them.
Plus, it's a very creepy film, especially as the plot twists begin to unfold. There's suspense, there's tension, there's gruesome violence, and the characters become scarier as their motivations are revealed, or are faced with shocking revelations that could tear them apart.
In the end, Dead & Buried is a kick-ass horror cult classic. It's weird, engaging, creepy, menacing, surprising, and a hell of a lot of fun to watch from start to finish. If you love a good cult classic horror film, this is not one to pass up.