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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.

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Glenn McQuaid
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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 Eileen Colgan ... Maisey O'Connell
James Godwin 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enchère et en os 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

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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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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 »

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During the drinking contest, the flagon that Fanny uses to signal the start of the contest changes between the time that she picks it up and the time she begins to drink from it. 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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Referenced in The New Tales from Beyond the Pale (2015) See more »

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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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Graveyard blues.
4 February 2011 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"I Sell the Dead" is a horror comedy about a duo of sympathetic grave-robbers.Grimes(Larry Fessenden)and Blake(Dominic Monaghan)rob graves and sell the corpses in Victorian England.Things change when they unearth a body that refuses to stay dead."I Sell the Dead" is narrated by Blake who is waiting in prison for the date with Mrs.Guillotine.The monk played by Ron Perlman listens to his last confession.Pretty funny low-budget horror comedy with Gothic atmosphere and few lovely twists.The characters are entertaining and the film oozes of the E.C. Comics vibe.I am not a fan of horror comedies,but this one kept me quite entertained.6 grave-robbers out of 10.


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