I Bury the Living (1958)
I Bury the Living (1958)
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as Robert Kraft
as Andy McKee
as Ann Craig
as Jess Jessup
as George Kraft
as Lt. Clayborne
as Henry Trowbridge
as Charles Bates Sr.
as Bill Honegger
as Stu Drexel
as Beth Drexel
as W. Isham
Critic Reviews for I Bury the Living
Sure, this is basically just like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone, but that's no bad thing, since it's like a good episode.
Turns out it's a lot like an Outer Limits episode that somehow escaped and became a feature.
Interesting, thoughtful horror flick that falls apart at the end
I Bury the Living proves to be a dark little horror morsel, a creepy, compact and crisp little tale that's half Alfred Hitchcock and half Rod Serling.
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Audience Reviews for I Bury the Living
I BURY THE LIVING plays like an extended episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and, while the ultimately rather thin premise doesn't even entirely support its brief 76 minute running time, there are some fun and clever twists and turns and a number of memorable images (mostly creatively composed in the editing room) for a film with a tiny cast and no real monsters and confined to just a couple locations. You'd really have to stretch to call it a classic, but it's a very enjoyable example of what horror on a budget looked like in 1958.
How would you like to get a cemetery plot as a wedding gift? A family member dies and leaves the position of director of the cemetery to his son. The son reluctantly takes on the position and ventures down to the cemetery to understand how the place works operationally. The business man is shown a map that is marked white for still alive and black for dead and in the ground. The business man discovers if he marks someone black that is alive the person dies. Is it the map or purely a coincidence? "The only question is does a man die during his own time or the map's." Albert Band, director of Ghoulies II, She Came to the Valley, Honey I Blew up the Kids, Robot Wars, and Grand Canyon Massacre, delivers I Bury the Living. The storyline for this picture is very entertaining and the death scenes are pretty good. The acting is very solid and the cast includes Richard Boone, Theodore Bickel, Peggy Maurer, and Howard Smith. "He marked the young couple for death." I DVR'd this picture this past Halloween and just now got around to seeing it. I can say I adored this picture and found it fun to watch unfold. It is not a perfect picture or particularly intense but I found it very entertaining and worth viewing. I strongly recommend giving this film a shot. "All you do is show up once a week and sign the checks." Grade: B+
This movie really keeps you guessing as to what is really going on until the very end. It's really cool, but kind of funny too. I like this movie.
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