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½ December 19, 2012
One of the most disturbing horror films ever made, it would be considered a classic were it not for the mediocre editing and directing which slows the pace of what would be an otherwise scary film. Jack Albertson gives one of his best performances as a creepy and morbid funeral director.
November 4, 2012
Loved the ending. A bit predictable though. Good effects
November 3, 2012
One of the most brilliant cult films. It's weird and you should definitely check it out.
October 27, 2012
The townsfolk of Potters Bluff collectively murder visitors to the scenic town. All are living dead and kept together with the unique talents of the local mortician. Pretty original premise for a horror movie, this film should not be left dead and buried.
½ September 29, 2012
An old-fashioned horror tale that plays like a filmatic EC comic, Dead and Buried is the type of flick viewers rarely get to enjoy today. A suspenseful story set in a mysterious small town, where all is not what it seems, with none other than Wllie Wonka's loveable Grandpa Willie (Jack Albertson) in the thick of the spooky shenanigans as the town mortician. A gem with equal parts gore and guffaws, Dead and Buried is worth the watch. You'll dig it.
August 25, 2012
j'ai pu remettre la main sur ce "réincarnation" (titre français) de 1981 que j avais vu en VHS en 83. il m'avait marqué à l'époque par son scénario (signé Dan O'Bannon le scénariste de qq alien , total recall etc) et par son twist final. je viens de le revoir avec plaisir...
August 20, 2012
The townsfolk of Potters Bluff collectively murder visitors to the scenic town. All are living dead and kept together with the unique talents of the local mortician. Pretty original premise for a horror movie, this film should not be left dead and buried.
½ August 5, 2012
Dated special effects and a few spotty performances aside, Dead and Buried is an unexpected gem of a film. It manages to transcend the overall campiness of the proceedings with a genuinely interesting and puzzling central mystery. An original, Twilight Zone-esque film. This one seems to have been largely overlooked as one of the horror greats of the 80s.
½ July 13, 2012
surprisingly good film: scary, gory, chilling, and a hell of a twist ending
Super Reviewer
June 16, 2012
An 80's cult classic, Dead and Buried centres around a man who has returned to his small town called Potters Bluff as the new Sheriff to discover some weird shit is going down; people who have turned up dead, persumably murdered, appear to turn up again a little while later, alive and well! Obviously he tries to uncover whats going on but with little success. This has interesting characters, a great story with a feel of paranoia and impending doom and decent gore/make-up effects(for its time) and also delivers a great twist at the end at a time when twist weren't all the rage so it must have been pretty devestating back in 1981! Well worth a look for old school horror fans who like a decent story and atmosphere, not just blood and guts.
June 15, 2012
Poorly acted, poorly scripted, easy to figure out plot with a twist you can see coming for miles. This is terrible. Probably the worst zombie movie I've ever watched. Pure crap. Skip it.
April 25, 2012
An 80's horror. The makeup/effects were so waxy back then. Robert Englund was so different.
April 17, 2012
A pretty terrific premise that doesn't entirely come together, but there are many elements that do work. The supporting cast is a lot of fun (Albertson is particularly great), there's some spooky seaside atmosphere, and Stan Winston's makeup effects are pretty cool. If the film stuck the landing, it would be something of a minor classic; as it stands, it's merely passable.
½ April 3, 2012
The Sheriff of a New England town, Potter's Bluff, investigates a series of killings. A group of undead people that populate Potter's Bluff always treat new guests in their town by either setting them on fire or bashing their heads in with a rock. They make sure that your stay in their town is a memorable one. So Memorable that they even photography what you once looked like alive before killing you off to make you over into the undead. It's all part of joining the club.

A well-shot body snatchers/undead hybrid with incredible make-up effects by the late Stan Winston.
March 9, 2012
Thanks to some genuinely creepy atmosphere and an amusing performance by Jack Albertson, Dead and Buried is a spooky film that deserves to be rediscovered by horror fans.
March 5, 2012
GREAT 80's Horror Movie!!!
½ February 14, 2012
Cop investigates a series of violent deaths in this smalltown with a secret and a creepy mortician. Presence of Farentino and writer O'Bannon is sufficient to instill confidence to any viewer. An underappreciated horror.
Super Reviewer
February 12, 2012
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.
January 29, 2012
Not a great horror film, but very unique and has some good plot surprises.
½ January 29, 2012
Dead and Buried was a very enjoyable B style feature. I would have to say this is one of the better horror films the 80's has to offer. The the small town atmosphere was top notch.
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