Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jason versus Dead and Buried

In The Basement, there's nothing cooler than stumbling across a diamond in the rough. What's even better is finding a diamond in the rough that's been around for some 32 years. Gary Sherman's Dead and Buried is one such flick.

This is a suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. So says the IMDb.

A few things of note, director Gary Sherman directed several episodes of Sable, my fave TV show growing up. Melody Anderson and Lisa Blount were the hotties of youth. Oh yeah, a pre-Freddy Krueger Robert Englund is in this too. And Dead and Buried was co-written by Alien scribes Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. All very cool.

And the film doesn't disappoint. Sure, it's a bit slow and plot heavy for a horror flick -- which will annoy gore hounds -- and too gross for suspense buffs, but Dead and Buried delivers the goods if you stick with it. And then some.

There's more than a few sequences of sustained suspense, some awesome kills, great atmosphere, and wicked make-up effects by a young Stan Winston. To say this flick has it all is an understatement.

Twist ending? You bet. Dead and Buried doesn't disappoint. Ditto boobies in the first couple of minutes.

I gotta give this a Good. As soon as the physical Basement is operational, I'm having some bros over to watch it. A must for horror buffs.
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