I Sell the Dead (2008)
In this winner of the Slamdance Film Festival Best Cinematography Award, an 19th-century grave robber facing the guillotine confesses his sins to a priest, revealing a life filled with supernatural high jinks. Directed by Glenn McQuaid, the macabre comedy stars Dominic Monaghan as the doomed digger and Ron Perlman as the cleric, and the supporting cast includes Larry Fessenden as the robber’s ghoulish cohort.
Dishonorably discharged army vet Jack Sullivan (Todd Cox) returns home to the marshlands of northeastern Ohio, where the series of livestock mutilations and murders plaguing his old buddy, Sheriff Bob Perkins (Bob Gray), might be the work of a bloodthirsty Sasquatch. Jack is the first one to spot the Bigfoot and name it as a suspect, and it takes a while to convince the folks in town that he hasn’t gone completely nuts in this horror thriller.
Girly (Vanessa Howard), a fetching but evil-minded schoolgirl, shares a dark hobby with her oddball household: she lures unsuspecting men to their mansion on the outskirts of London, then engages them in “games” that inevitably end in their deaths. The horrific family project runs smoothly until Girly brings home a new friend (Michael Bryant) who’s operating under his own set of rules. Soon, he turns the entire household upside-down.
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