Sunday, January 25, 2015

I Bury the Living (1958)

An American horror thriller directed by Albert Band, starring Richard Boone.
A businessman is appointed as chairman of a committee in charge of a cemetery. The groundskeeper shows him a map with white pins for reserved spaces and black pins for occupied spaces. When the chairman accidentally puts black pins in reserved spaces, the people die shortly after.
The director, Albert Band is Charles Band's (of Full Moon fame) father. I can see a little bit of family resemblence in how the film was made. There were some dark and menacing shots that were done well and correctly exposed like Charles would do. What I'm trying to say is that the style reminded me very vaguely of Full Moon films. The plot was relatively simple and only the main character was a dynamic character, changing as the events took place. The video was black and white, but correctly exposed and there were no editing mistakes. The audio was a little trebbly, but not bad. I rate this o.k. as in it's o.k. to watch once.

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