R | | Horror, Mystery
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.
About the film, Stan Winston said, "a lot of us were pushing to give it a little bit more style and I think director Gary Sherman really tried to - with Steven Poster who was the DP [Director of Photography] - give Dead & Buried a stylish look. I was on a shoestring, it was a low-budget movie; I know that I put a hundred and ten percent of myself into the effects."
I was just telling these guys about that accident last night. Find out who that guy was?
Dan Gillis: Not a thing. No ID. No license plates. No nothing.
Ernie: Dan, old buddy, with that fancy salary the city of Potters Bluff pays you, and the amount of money the state ...
When the young female hitchhiker is taken from the truck, she is thrown onto the muddy ground. Her face is covered in mud, before the rock is smashed onto her face. Later when we see the videos of Dobb's "murders and creations" the young female hitchhiker is being held down on the hood of the truck, and her face is clean before they smash the rock down on her face.
Although the original UK cinema version was uncut this film was undeservedly caught up in the British video nasties hysteria in the early eighties, and consequently did not receive an official British video certificate until 1990. Illegally circulated copies of the film, followed by successful prosecutions under the Obscene Publications Act, forced the BBFC to edit 30 seconds from the movie with most cuts being made to the opening burning scene and a brief sequence of a bandaged patient being stabbed in the eye with a syringe. The BBFC fully waived all the edits for the 1999 Polygram video and all subsequent releases are fully uncut.