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      I Sell the Dead

      Released Aug 7, 2009 1h 25m Horror Comedy List
      71% Tomatometer 45 Reviews 47% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) is about to be executed by guillotine for the crime of grave robbing. But before he faces the blade, he agrees to confess to Father Duffy (Ron Perlman) in the hope that the priest might be merciful enough to spare his life. Arthur tells his life story to the priest, which begins with him stealing valuables from the deceased as a youth. But as he relates his battles with zombies, ghosts and other fiendish ghouls, his tale takes a turn for the supernatural. Read More Read Less
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      A horror comedy that's almost as chilling as it is funny, I Sell the Dead relies on its dark humor and offbeat charm to overcome its low budget shortcomings.

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe 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. Rated: 2/4 Aug 27, 2009 Full Review Michael Ordoña Los Angeles Times 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. Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2009 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Meant as a horror-comedy of sorts, the extremely low-budget production should have chummy camp value written all over it, except none of it works the way it should. It’s not particularly funny or scary and doesn’t provide much of a good time. Rated: 1.5/4 Sep 4, 2023 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture Director Glenn McQuaid performs about as well as a blind kid trying to navigate a balance beam in his gothic tale I Sell the Dead, fumbling elements both horrific and comedic and finally landing in a disheveled mess by the time this tale plays out. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 9, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Uneven Victorian-era supernatural horror-comedy about grave-robbing. Rated: B- Nov 17, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member ...I enjoyed that film, it's good fun: ...Burke and Hare with a twist! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member If you need a big budget to enjoy good writing, acting, wit, and storytelling...then that sucks, because this film is a really fun hidden genre gem Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review andrey k Amazing low budget production, a pure entertainment set in the 18th century England with may hilarious scenes and surprising moments. The grisly grave digging theme that was so pervasive at the time is played out with great detail and atmosphere. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Me aburrió, no la terminé de ver. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A horror comedy that isn't either very scary or funny. Couldn't get into the characters, I guess it just wasn't my thing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member very enjoyable, with some good laughs and a fantastic cast you can warm to. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) is about to be executed by guillotine for the crime of grave robbing. But before he faces the blade, he agrees to confess to Father Duffy (Ron Perlman) in the hope that the priest might be merciful enough to spare his life. Arthur tells his life story to the priest, which begins with him stealing valuables from the deceased as a youth. But as he relates his battles with zombies, ghosts and other fiendish ghouls, his tale takes a turn for the supernatural.
      Director
      Glenn McQuaid
      Producer
      Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok
      Screenwriter
      Glenn McQuaid
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Glass Eye Pix
      Genre
      Horror, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 7, 2009, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.1K
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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