I Sell The Dead: Funny As Hell

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TITLE: I Sell The Dead
ACTORS: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden
DIRECTOR: Glenn McQuaid
YEAR: 2008
RATING: Unrated
STUDIO:

IFC Films

Written By: Rene Trujillo
May 20 2011

A horror/comedy film, I Sell The Dead perfectly falls in-between two other greats of this sub-genre: Dead Snow (also put out by IFC) and Shaun Of The Dead (Focus Features).   

It is a story of an unlikely lifelong friendship between two grave robbers Arthur Blake ( played by Dominic Monaghan) and Willie grimes (Larry Fessenden) and the outrageously horrific experiences they have in that profession.  They start off stealing corpses for a wealthy mad doctor, but soon come to realize that not all corpses are the same.

This movie itself is quite difficult to review without spoiling it for anyone who has never seen it, but I think it's suffice to say, that it covers almost every area of horror and the paranormal one could want while placing the storyline in a shadowy backdrop of 18th century England which is very reminiscent of the classic black and white horror movies.

Ron Perlman, expertly plays Irish Father Francis Duffy who is the instrument used by writer/director Glenn McQuaid  to get Arthur Blake to reveal his and Willie Grime's tale to the audience.

Though this movie would not scare the most hardened of you horror freaks, and, yes, at times can be predictable, it does have its moments.  It wonderfully twists the horrific and the absurd into something which will have you choking on popcorn and spewing soda pop outta your nose.

Low budget, there is no or little CGI, it is a movie which depends entirely on the talents of its actors, and therefore, makes it a solid film and a welcome reprieve from those awful slasher flicks which seem to dominate theatres of late.

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