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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Bury the Living (1958)



It feels like forever since I watched and reviewed a movie, although it has only been a couple days. So, to fill my horror craving, I decided to watch the 1958 Albert Band classic I Bury the Living, to help pass the evening.


Plot / A newly appointed cemetery chairperson discovers that, merely by inserting a black pin into a wall-sized map of the cemetery, he can cause the deaths of that plot's owner.


This is a great little film! More of an episode of the Twilight Zone than “B” Movie horror, it remains a great example of what can be done on a limited budget. The musical score, tremendous direction and cinematography and solid acting do a wonderful job at setting an eerie mood. These items do a great job backing a sound script with an interesting storyline. Unfortunately, the ending is a bit disappointing, and it brings the movie down a few pegs. It is not a killer, but it definitely hurts the film. Even with that downer, this is a entertaining film and one that horror fans of that era will totally enjoy!

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