troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Film: Dead & Buried
Dead & Buried is a 1981 horror film directed by Gary Sherman and written by Ronald Shusett and Dan O'Bannon (the writers of Alien).

Dan Gillis (James Farentino) is a detective in the small, sleepy, peaceful New England town of Potter's Bluff. One day, grisly mob lynchings start being committed against tourists passing through, only for the victims to then appear alive again living normal lives within the town. Dan investigates. The town's mortician, William Dobbs (Jack Albertson), seems a little too happy about the killings — and Dan's wife, Janet (Melody Anderson), keeps disappearing at night.

The film has a reputation as one of the better, genuinely scary films on Britain's Video Nasties list (even Leonard Maltin praises it). It is also known for a twist ending that would give M. Night Shyamalan a run for his money.


This film provides examples of:


Cannibal FeroxB-MovieDon't Go in the Woods
Cannibal HolocaustVideo NastiesEaten Alive
Dark Night of the ScarecrowFilms of the 1980sThe Devil and Max Devlin
ColinZombie StoriesDead Air
Day of the AnimalsHorror FilmsDead Air

alternative title(s): Dead And Buried; Ptitleprbsw6j 1
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
5355
31