Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Sell the Dead - Review - @BrandonCSites / #AngusScrimm

I Sell the Dead (2009) *1/2
D: Glenn McQuaid
C: Dominic Monghan, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm, Ron Perlman, Eileen Colgan
P: A grave robber confesses to a priest, shortly before he is to be executed, about his life which involves corpse snatching, vampires, ghouls, zombies, etc. 

Disappointing horror comedy with disappointing performances by an above average cast. There just simply isn't enough story or plot to justify the film being anything more then a short. The comedy elements don't work, because the gags are too predictable. They skimp on the horror, so the film is never truly scary or suspenseful. It doesn't work as a character piece, because the characterizations are too thin. And despite fine costumes and production design, the film doesn't work as a throw back to the golden age of horror, because it doesn't create a tangible sense of the period. 

I Sell the Dead is one of those films that's never able to find its footing, because in an attempt to do a little bit of everything, it never does any one thing well. [Not Rated] 85 mins.

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