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Dead & Buried

1981 | United States | 94 min | More...
A still from Dead & Buried (1981)
B: 4 stars (out of 5)
on Thu Nov 18, 2021

James Farentino plays Dan Gillis the beleaguered sheriff of Potters Bluff, a coastal New England town small enough that everyone knows everyone. Gillis struggles to uncover the culprit behind a rash of murders, only to discover a far-ranging conspiracy. The producers added two extra death scenes to bump the gore-factor1, one of which makes no sense and proves the lone blemish on what’s otherwise an effective blend of beguiling atmosphere and inventive practical effects. A terrific EC Comics style horror.

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Viewing History

    Watched on
    Thu Nov 18, 2021 via 4k UHD Blu-ray (Blue Underground, 2021)