I Sell the Dead


1h 25m 2009

Brief Synopsis

19th century justice has finally caught up to grave robbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes. With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy, recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beg

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Glass Eye Pix; IFC Films
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; Mpi Home Video
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

19th century justice has finally caught up to grave robbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes. With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy, recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to a partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes as they hunt creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious rivalries that threaten to put all involved in the very graves they're trying to pilfer.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Glass Eye Pix; IFC Films
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; Mpi Home Video
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Awards' Piaget Producers Award by Film Independent (FIND).

Winner of the Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography and recipient of the Grand Jury Special Mention for Best Performance (Larry Fessenden) at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States August 14, 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010

Released in United States Summer August 7, 2009

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Dark Wave) June 18-28, 2009.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 21-February 1, 2009.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Midnight Adrenaline) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Narrative Feature Competition/Opening Night) January 15-23, 2009.

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Future) January 21-February 1, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Midnight Adrenaline) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Narrative Feature Competition/Opening Night) January 15-23, 2009.)

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Dark Wave) June 18-28, 2009.)

Released in United States Summer August 7, 2009

Released in United States August 14, 2009 (Los Angeles)