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I Sell the Dead (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 16 January 2009 (USA)
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A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

Director:

Glenn McQuaid
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Monaghan ... Arthur Blake
Larry Fessenden ... Willy Grimes
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Quint
Ron Perlman ... Father Duffy
Brenda Cooney ... Fanny Briers
John Speredakos ... Cornelius Murphy
Daniel Manche ... Young Arthur
Eileen Colgan ... Maisey O'Connell
James Godwin ... Old Man
Joel Marsh Garland ... Ronnie (as Joel Garland)
Aidan Redmond ... Jack Flood
Alisdair Stewart Alisdair Stewart ... Bulger
Heather Bullock Heather Bullock ... Valentine Kelly
Chris Shaw Chris Shaw ... Executioner
Martin Pfefferkorn ... Howling Man
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Storyline

18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy. Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Never Trust A Corpse

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Early in the film, the bartender in the pub says "there would be no Burke without the little Hare here." This refers to William Burke and William Hare, the famous body snatchers that operated in Edinburgh, Scotland in the early 1800s. Much of the plot for the movie is inspired by their story. See more »

Goofs

Supposedly set in the 18th century, Fanny pulls out a modern-day pocket knife. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Blake: You be careful of dreams, Fanny. They'll lead you down a garden path and into a ditch before you know it. The Fortune of War Pub? Filled with people who followed their dreams. Look what they got to.
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"A good cast is worth repeating!" See more »

Connections

Features The Resurrection Apprentice (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Waxies Dargle
Traditional
Vocals: Joe Hurley
Backing Vocals: Glenn McQuaid
Additional Vocals: John Vernon, Aidan Redmond, Alisdair Stewart
Guitar: Brendan O'Shea
Fiddle: Tom Chiu
Arranger: Jeff Grace
Recorded and Mixed by John Moros
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This movie is right up my alley, but...
18 April 2010 | by jseger9000See all my reviews

Great cast, great idea and stylish.... but it was missing something. It was neat to look at, but I never really connected to it.

There were a whole lot of good ideas, but not enough was done with them. The movie would have been better if it were longer to expand on the ideas or more focused. Most of Arthur's apprenticeship could have been cut for instance.

The horror wasn't particularly scary and the humor snicker worthy at best. Combined with the slow pacing, it's just too many strikes against the movie. It's a shame, because this movie has the cast and ingredients to be a genuine cult classic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Sell the Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,529, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$8,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,050
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Glass Eye Pix See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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