Among the Living
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Among the Living
One of the eerier chillers of its period -- and one of the best ever to come out of Paramount -- Stuart Heisler's Among the Living is a strange and compelling mix of social drama, horror film, and suspense thriller. The story opens with the funeral of Maxim Raden, the patriarch who was pretty much responsible for building up the town that bears the family name, and which has been dominated for decades by the now-idle mill that he owned. Present at the funeral is Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey Sr.), Raden's oldest friend, and the surviving Raden son John (Albert Dekker), who has been… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"while this overt genre playground may accommodate all manner of film references and cliches, Maury and Bustillo quickly lose their way, remembering all the by-numbers slash and dash but forgetting any point that they might have been trying to make."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"A heady, political small-town view... served up by Stuart Heisler with a keen sense of down-home expressionistic frenzies"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It beautifully touches base with the Frankenstein story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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