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I Sell the Dead
Adventure and horror merge in this morbid tale of two 18th century grave robbers who make it their mission to hunt down the undead abominations that refuse to accept their rightful place in the ground. Arrested by towering holy man Father Duffy (Ron Perlman) and threatened with the guillotine for robbing graves with his mentor, Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), apprentice ghoul Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) agrees to make a full confession in exchange for a steady flow of whiskey. Arthur's story begins when he was just a young boy stealing jewelry from corpses in order to eat. Later,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The budget was clearly minuscule, but writer/director Glenn McQuaid's deft dialogue, strong characters and clever plotting attracted some impressive acting talent."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Its wit and style, however, are thoroughly modern, as is a hilarious ending that leaves the sequel door wide open. And why not?"
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"Uneven Victorian-era supernatural horror-comedy about grave-robbing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... this underworld buddy story has personality to spare. It's a zombie snack of a horror comedy: insubstantial but fun."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"All in all "I Sell the Dead" is a good old fashioned horror movie for fans of classic monster movies and things that go bump in the night."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"If it's not actually a good movie, on some level you have to admire the chutzpah of a film set in 1850s Ireland but shot on Staten Island."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The year's most deliriously heavy title comes attached to a cheeky Victorian-era horror-comedy about grave-robbing -- and it's not just human corpses being raided here."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"At times predictable. At times overwrought. Most often a tad too silly."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Capably delivers a half-dozen sub-genres in less than 88 minutes. That's just plain old fun, regardless of how much the flick cost to produce."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"It goes about its task with inspiration and heart, helping to bridge the gaps between its ambitions and its budget."
‑ Rob Vaux, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"The worst fault visually, probably intended as a charm against the spell of low-budget-itis, is relentless darkness. Pervasive shadows in most shots do not evoke atmosphere, but eye strain."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"Droll perfs, diverting f/x and handsome B-pic atmospherics ensure a good time for horror fans with a memory past last weekend's slasher remake."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"This episodic horror-comedy...doesn't quite hold together for its entire length, but its amiable approach will win you over with its good intentions."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"...a better-than-average horror comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Reminded me a bit of the old Hammer horror films. The humor doesn't quite cut it. Best way to describe it: I would have loved to have loved this film. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
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