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I Bury the Living

1958 1h 15m Mystery & Thriller List
64% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 49% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Robert Kraft (Richard Boone) inherits a familial post as the chairman of a small-town cemetery. The centerpiece of the cemetery office is a map of all the plots: White pins signify those claimed, black pins those occupied. When Robert accidentally puts a black pin in the just-purchased plots of a friend (Glenn Vernon) and his new wife, they die in a freak accident. Robert's uncle (Howard Smith) convinces him to make another switch, to see if it's coincidence or something more sinister. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Ian Berriman SFX Magazine 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. Feb 21, 2011 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 4/5 Feb 18, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Dismally ends with a whimper instead of fright. Rated: C+ Jan 30, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 21, 2005 Full Review Widgett Walls Needcoffee.com Turns out it's a lot like an Outer Limits episode that somehow escaped and became a feature. Rated: 2/5 Feb 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Martin B They rarely have a throw away side issue that isn't meaningful. In this case it was Andy be forced to retire. Richard Boone has gravitas and the only reason this silly tale became interesting. The experts say the ending was bad, my view it was everything but the ending that was bad. Here's an idea. If you think black pins are killing people stop putting them in the board for people that are alive. Thank goodness Richard Boone didn't get stereotyped into rolls like this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review georgan g This was a throw-back to Twilight Zone or Outer Limits! Fun to watch with lots of over-acting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review martin a Another classic lost horror film, as a man who inherits a cemetery, learns that the map on the wall which has black and white pins marking dead and bought but not occupied plots, can predict and bring on death to people if a black pin is placed on the grave, but no one believes him! But people start dying very quickly. Highly enjoyable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Boone good actor. And Blobbo always love a good tuba score in movie about a scary map. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review william k Good, above-average horror tale with an imaginative plot and a simple, but surprising twist ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jeffrey r It could have been a genuine horror classic. After developing effective psychological horror in the main character, the director totally destroys the effect with a nonsensical cop-out ending. Sad... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Robert Kraft (Richard Boone) inherits a familial post as the chairman of a small-town cemetery. The centerpiece of the cemetery office is a map of all the plots: White pins signify those claimed, black pins those occupied. When Robert accidentally puts a black pin in the just-purchased plots of a friend (Glenn Vernon) and his new wife, they die in a freak accident. Robert's uncle (Howard Smith) convinces him to make another switch, to see if it's coincidence or something more sinister.
Director
Albert Band
Producer
Albert Band, Louis Garfinkle
Screenwriter
Louis Garfinkle
Production Co
Maxim Productions
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 5, 2011
Runtime
1h 15m
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