• Released
  • August 7, 2009
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy

Film Threat

The joy behind this film is right there in the old-time, exploitation-tinged title.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
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.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The jokes do wear thin, and the setup does too, but it’s nonetheless worth noting what a couple of crafty thieves can do with elbow grease, some spare change and the kind of deep movie love that never dies.
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The Hollywood Reporter

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.
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By Dennis Harvey
Antic horror comedy I Sell the Dead nods to the '60s Hammer heyday of fog-swirling Victorian chillers, as well as that period's penchant for teaming genre favorites (Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, etc.) in genial sendups.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Genre fans will definitely get off on I Sell the Dead, but outsiders might be less enthusiastic.
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Village Voice

The storytelling frame allows a genial, ain't-it-cool pile-up of occasionally antic episodes.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Low-budget, grubby and gleeful, but with a nice sense of style and apparently an endless supply of dry ice. Points deducted, though, for a too-easy alien-corpse joke.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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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Los Angeles Times

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.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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