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  • Summary: In I Sell the Dead, 19th century justice has finally caught up with two of the craftiest grave robbers in town. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, body-snatcher Arthur Blake tells his life story to the peculiar Father Francis Duffy. Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling usiness with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes. As the whisky flows Arthur's tales get stranger and stranger. From their graveyard discoveries of vampires and zombies to tales of vicious gang rivalries with the infamous House of Murphy, Arthur's confessions are the stuff of legend! Whether pillaging in fog drenched grave yards or plotting on blood soaked coast lines, Grimes and Blake leave no graves unturned. Their colorful and peculiar history is one filled with adventure, horror, and mayhem that threaten to drag all involved down into the very graves they're trying to pilfer. (IFC Films) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    80
    The joy behind this film is right there in the old-time, exploitation-tinged title.
  2. 75
    The movie goes out on a high, but until then, it plays almost like the pilot for a TV series. But it would be a GOOD TV series.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Barsanti
    70
    The result is smart, gruesome and inventive enough to more than please niche genre fans who are likely to spread the word to fellow admirers of gallows humor.
  4. 63
    Genre fans will definitely get off on I Sell the Dead, but outsiders might be less enthusiastic.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    60
    The storytelling frame allows a genial, ain't-it-cool pile-up of occasionally antic episodes.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Ordoña
    50
    The movie's not without charm -- the creature effects are fun and the mix of vampires, zombies (et al) is amusing. That's not enough to save it from the Curse of the Predictable Plot Twist and the Blight of the Creeping Shadows.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    A sweet, splattery bit of in-jokery; if it’s not actually a good movie, on some level you have to admire the chutzpah of a film set in 1850s Ireland but shot on Staten Island.

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