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- 1 hr 25 min
In the 19th century, body-snatching was a common practice, but for Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), it was more of a business. The duo went beyond simply selling cadavers to medical schools and sold them to a doctor, Quinn (Angus Scrimm), who specialized in the supernatural. One day, Blake is caught by the police and is interviewed by Father Duffy (Ron Perlman), who wants to hear his story. Blake recounts how they started their body-snatching business and how they ended up in the supernatural trade. Their first job was to retrieve the body of a wealthy man who was to be buried with his treasure. Things go awry when they accidentally resurrect the corpse, who provides them with some vital information about the existence of the undead. Soon after, they are approached by a group of men who specialize in the supernatural and offer to pay them double for any "unusual" bodies they can retrieve. Blake and Grimes agree, and they embark on a series of hair-raising adventures that include battles with zombies, vampires, and ghosts. Along the way, they are joined by Cornelius Murphy (Angus Scrimm), a doctor with a good heart, and Fanny Bryers (Brenda Cooney), a gypsy queen who helps them with her special powers. As their business grows more complicated, Blake and Grimes find themselves entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal. They also discover that the supernatural creatures they have been dealing with are not as evil as they previously believed. Despite their precarious situation, they continue to lead their double lives, carrying out their dangerous work during the day and attending wakes during the night. I Sell the Dead is a quirky and entertaining horror-comedy that takes a unique approach to the genre. The film is cleverly written, and the witty dialogue delivers a plethora of laughs throughout the movie. The 19th-century setting adds an eerie atmosphere to the film, and the set design and costumes are well executed. Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden give excellent performances as the main characters. They have great chemistry and carry the film with their authentic portrayals of two ordinary men who find themselves amidst the supernatural. Ron Perlman is also excellent in his role as the curious Father Duffy. The film's makeup and special effects are top-notch and are particularly noteworthy in the creature designs. The practical effects used give the supernatural creatures a genuine look that is both creepy and visually impressive. Overall, I Sell the Dead is a delightful film that is both darkly funny and genuinely creepy. The combination of horror, comedy, and the supernatural makes for an entertaining and unique movie experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.