I Bury the Living (1958) Movie Review

I Bury the Living (1958)

1958 | Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir
76 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

Synopsis:

Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners.

I Bury the Living Review

Newly appointed cemetery chairman Robert Craft (Richard Boone) notices some odd things about his new post: a creepy sense of déjà vu, an inability to get heat in the caretaker’s shack, and Andy the caretaker’s Scottish accent, one of the thickest in all cinematic history. Craft soon discovers to his horror that sticking pins into his map of the cemetery seems to make people die. As if this weren’t bad enough, no one believes him. As Craft grows more and more distraught, his forehead covered in some of the most brightly glistening sweat you’ve ever seen, people keep trying to prove it’s all a coincidence by getting him to stick more and more pins in the map. Though hilariously overwrought, I Bury the Living does take a couple of nice creepy twists at the end. Never before has a movie so eloquently made the case for keeping cemetery records in a text-only database. —Ali Davis


About I Bury the Living (1958)

Title: I Bury the Living
Original Title: Killer at Large, Killer on the Wall
Year: 1958
Runtime: 76 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5
Starring: Richard Boone, Howard Smith, Robert Osterloh, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Herbert Anderson, Russ Bender, Lynette Bernay, Cyril Delevanti, Ken Drake, Matt Moore, Glen Vernon
Writers: Louis Garfinkle
Director: Albert Band

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