27 November 2014

Dead & Buried (1981)
93 min.
Directed by Gary Sherman.
With James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Lisa Blount, Dennis Redfield, Nancy Locke Hauser, Christopher Allport, Robert Englund, Michael Pataki, Barry Corbin.
A must see zombie gem from the director of 1972's equally cool subterranean horror Raw Meat.

The quiet coastal town of Potters Bluff experiences a series of violent unsolved murders. Local sheriff Dan Gillis (Farentino, in a superb performance) vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.

But is the lawman ready to accept the fact that the killers are not living, breathing humans, but rather resuscitated corpses? And that these killer zombies are not maggot infested, rotting uglies, but rather the undead beautifully restored to life?

A superlative storyline graces this one of a kind terror, further enhanced by Stan Winston's outstanding FX (heaven have mercy upon poor George).

An excellent cast (again, Farentino really shines in his poignant turn here), a great cameo by Jack Albertson, and a most memorable climax.

Unique, one of the best.

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