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DEAD AND BURIED (1981)

#55 is an old favorite I haven't watched in a few years. Dead and Buried (1981) is a neat little horror film set in the small seashore town of Potter's Bluff. Seems like strangers who pass through this quiet little town are suddenly disappearing. This is not a spoiler as it's revealed in the opening scene that many of the townspeople are assaulting these strangers, taking many pictures and disfiguring these poor people. But why? The sheriff (James Farentino) is suspiciou...s, and those suspicions lead him to quirky coroner and funeral home operator Dobbs (Jack Albertson), who likes to play his big band music while he does his "magic," making the recently deceased presentable for wakes and funerals. The sheriff also finds some items in his own house that make him wonder what his wife (Melody Anderson) is up to. Director Gary Sherman has made a few excellent horror films that are acknowledged to be classics of the genre - Dead and Buried is one of them. Albertson is a hoot as the old coroner who likens himself to an artist, Farentino plays the sheriff as you would expect a lawman to be played - until he starts going to pieces when he sees evidence that may implicate his wife! Solid plot, one of the better twist endings you'll see - Dead and Buried is a good flick.

TLA one-word review: creepy

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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