Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Toren Atkinson, James McBurney, Shira Blustein, Joe Keithley, Butch Murphy
Director: Ed Brisson
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Watch "Living with the Dead" on this DVD instead
Bill Huebsch | Virginia | 03/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are three movies on the DVD, "Graveyard", "Living with the Dead", and "Film #3". I must confess I did not make it to Film #3, but I did watch the first two. Both are very low budget, according to the director commentary for LwtD they did not even pay the actors. I'm guessing it is a blast for the folks who made these movies to see their work go onto DVD. Both movies appear to be pretty decent film class projects, although there is no mention that this what they are in LwtD commentary. They are both SHORT movies, 20 or so minutes apiece. Incredably one of the extras on the DVD is scenes cut from "Graveyard". Why not just put them in? Would 30 minutes be too long a movie? The makeup work is pretty decent as both movies are about people who died a violent death but continue to walk, talk, and in "Graveyard", go to work.Spoilers - Plot summaries"Graveyard" was a bit slow, with a weak ending, I guess they just couldn't come up with something big. The plot is that two average joes are working the overnight shift at a bookstore. They curse their boss a bit, make a few sales and complain about the coffee. Then one of them gets shot in the head in a robbery - but does not die. In fact he feels just as he did before, except he now has blood all over him and a hole in his neck and cheek. Turns out their boss is a necromancer who poisoned the coffee and then brought them back from the dead to save some money on labor. Their boss then arrives and berates the one who got shot for his appearance and lack of work ethic. The other dead guy then kills the boss by bludgeoning him with a can of coffee. End of movie.LwtD is about a guy who, after brushing his teeth one morning, finds a dead guy lying on his bedroom floor with his guts cut open. So what does he do, call the police? No, he calls in sick for work and watches soap operas after dragging the dead body into his bathtub. The next day he does go to work and returns home to find the dead guy has left blood all over his kitchen. The dead guy is now back in the bathtub, from where he informs the guy he is out of bread. Did I mention the dead guy can move and talk? At some point the guy's girlfriend makes out with the dead guy (fortunately off camera), the regular guy cuts off the dead guy's arms, and the dead guy invites a friend of his to stay with them (his friend is also dead). Eventually the live guy is killed (by the same guys who killed the other two?) for his organs, and the now three dead guys all sit and watch TV. Oh, except one of the dead guys (the friend) has no eyes. So he suggests they listen to the radio. End of movie."