Dead and Buried (1981)
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as Sheriff Dan Gillis
as Janet Gillis
as William G. Dobbs
as Girl on Beach
as Girl No. 1
as Lady Car Passenger
as Female Stranger
Critic Reviews for Dead and Buried
While Dead and Buried is undeniably cheesy and clichéd here and there, it's a surprisingly competent and effective film for being so little-known.
Director Gary Sherman stills the camera only long enough to compose deep-focus Gothic
Dead & Buried is indescribable to modern audiences despite its familiar elements
The kind of horror movie that can't be made in Hollywood today -- serious but not high-minded, meticulously crafted but not showy.
Dead and Buried isn't awful, but it's not good either.
Audience Reviews for Dead and Buried
Time has taken a toll on this '80's offering but Dead and Buried retains a measure of macabre creepiness that compensates for its campy transparency.
This horror movie combines a bunch of really creepy elements. It's got witchcraft, zombies, and a whole town of people attacking travelers. I was really surprised, as this movie starts out so seemingly dull, and then escalates quickly into your worst nightmare. Plus, the ending is great. This is a good horror movie.
Dead and Buried has an amazing concept and looks beautiful. Why it almost completely lacks memorable characters and a well thought out plot, it's at heart a really cool horror story. The idea of it is ridiculous, but somehow it works in the end. I find it hilarious that Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka ended up being a deranged mortician. What this really needed to be was a short film or part of something like Creepshow because you can only do so much with such a particular concept. The opening is the most suspenseful and well put together part of the movie, but after that it just sort've loses its edge. However, this movie has a great style and totally nails the spooky small town atmosphere.
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