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I Sell the Dead Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 17, 2010
Uneven Victorian-era supernatural horror-comedy about grave-robbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 23, 2010
At times predictable. At times overwrought. Most often a tad too silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Biodrowski
April 14, 2010
This episodic horror-comedy...doesn't quite hold together for its entire length, but its amiable approach will win you over with its good intentions.
Sean Axmaker
April 11, 2010
... this underworld buddy story has personality to spare. It's a zombie snack of a horror comedy: insubstantial but fun.
Scott Weinberg
April 6, 2010
Capably delivers a half-dozen sub-genres in less than 88 minutes. That's just plain old fun, regardless of how much the flick cost to produce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 4, 2010
...a better-than-average horror comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
March 31, 2010
All in all "I Sell the Dead" is a good old fashioned horror movie for fans of classic monster movies and things that go bump in the night.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 31, 2010
It goes about its task with inspiration and heart, helping to bridge the gaps between its ambitions and its budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Chambers
March 12, 2010
Reminded me a bit of the old Hammer horror films. The humor doesn't quite cut it. Best way to describe it: I would have loved to have loved this film. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
November 3, 2009
McQuaid recalls Terry Gilliam with his flights into the absurd and his penchant for choking dry humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 17, 2009
The budget was clearly minuscule, but writer/director Glenn McQuaid's deft dialogue, strong characters and clever plotting attracted some impressive acting talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Juergens
September 14, 2009
This one put a smile on my face in a way that few zombies movie have since they reanimated Mae West for Sextette.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 27, 2009
If it's not actually a good movie, on some level you have to admire the chutzpah of a film set in 1850s Ireland but shot on Staten Island.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 23, 2009
The cast and crew behind I Sell the Dead are clearly having a blast - and audiences will nave nearly as much fun with this smart horror comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
August 16, 2009
Rather than a serious attempt to resurrect the Gothic horror of the 1960s it is more just a reverential nod or even a send-up.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Bill Gibron
August 14, 2009
This delightful bit of gallows humor has its high points.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 14, 2009
The performances are wry and believable with a fun turn by the Phantasm himself, Angus Scrimm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2009
The worst fault visually, probably intended as a charm against the spell of low-budget-itis, is relentless darkness. Pervasive shadows in most shots do not evoke atmosphere, but eye strain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Gilchrist
Sci Fi Wire
August 14, 2009
An equally suitable title might have been The Medieval Dead.
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
August 14, 2009
There's very little effort to create something honestly creepy or all that funny. I Sell the Dead too often falls short in both categories with jokes that fall flat and scares that don't register.
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