Plot: A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.
Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Larry Fessenden, Brenda Cooney,
Haidyn Harvey, Daniel Manche, Joel Garland, John Speredakos
Director: Glenn McQuaid
Writer: Glenn McQuaid
Official Site: isellthedead.com, myspace.com/isellthedead_movie
Release Date: 2008
I'm curious if we missed this yesterday but online there's a teaser trailer for the movie I
SELL THE DEAD. You can check it out over at scareflix.net.
We just posted up our coverage for the movie I SELL THE DEAD. According to Fangoria,
Production is well underway on the offbeat horror film starring Dominic (LOST) Monaghan
and Larry Fessenden as a pair of 18th-century graverobbers. Written and directed by
Glenn McQuaid in his feature directorial debut with Peter Phok also serving as a producer,
DEAD also features appearances by PHANTASM fav Angus Scrimm and Ron Perlman, who
will join the production after wrapping his work on HELLBOY 2 this fall. I SELL THE DEAD
picks up on some of the characters and settings from McQuaid’s 2005 short film THE
RESURRECTION APPRENTICE, in which would-be graverobber Arthur Blake gets shown the
ropes by new mentor Willie Grimes. The feature’s story is told from the point of view of the
adult Arthur (Monaghan), looking back at his graverobbing career with Willie (Fessenden).
“It’s a buddy movie, in a way,” says McQuaid, “with shades of Abbott and Costello, about
these two guys making their way through this murky underworld.” Perlman will play a
priest who visits Arthur just before his execution to hear about his questionable past,
while Scrimm appears in a couple of memorable scenes as Dr. Vernon Quint. “My character
is an English physician in this Irish city who buys the corpses that the graverobbers
exhume,” Scrimm explains. “I believe he’s English because I told Peter [Phok] that I didn’t
think I could do a really convincing Irish dialect. I also play the violin in this film, so I had
to take violin lessons, and taking dialect lessons at the same time might have been a bit
time-consuming!" Written and directed by Glenn McQuaid, the film stars Dominic
Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Larry Fessenden, Brenda Cooney, Haidyn Harvey,
Daniel Manche, Joel Garland and John Speredakos.
Online since: February 20th, 2006