Dead and Buried
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Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, the screenwriters behind the highly successful Alien, turned their attention to earthbound terrors with this creepy horror tale. Dead and Buried focuses on Dan Gillis (James Farentino), a man who has recently returned to his hometown of Potter's Bluff to be its sheriff. His job becomes difficult when a series of strangers who visit Potter's Bluff begin dying in violent and mysterious ways. To make matters worse, his wife, Janet (Melody Anderson), has begun to act strangely, taking an odd interest in voodoo and acting like she might be having an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Dead and Buried is undeniably cheesy and clichéd here and there, it's a surprisingly competent and effective film for being so little-known."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The kind of horror movie that can't be made in Hollywood today -- serious but not high-minded, meticulously crafted but not showy."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"Director Gary Sherman stills the camera only long enough to compose deep-focus Gothic"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Dead and Buried isn't awful, but it's not good either."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Dead & Buried is indescribable to modern audiences despite its familiar elements"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Seriously creepy and inventive little thriller. Check it out!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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