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DEAD & BURIED

year: 1981 cast; James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Lisa Blount rating: ***
Eighties horror/suspense centers on a small town where dead folks return to life, but instead of becoming the typical moaning, sleepwalking zombies they're as normal as can be.

The local sheriff, James Farentino, investigates with sporadic advise from the elderly undertaker/plastic surgeon, Jack Albertson, but Melody Anderson, as Farantino's off-kilter stepford wife, and Lisa Blount (who died last week) as a gorgeous, and very lethal, hospital nurse, provide the real kicks.

Jolts of music occurring each time a dead person unexpectedly reemerges into society is effectively chilling. And while the ending is quite predictable, this is a "walking dead" flick with style, substance and originality.
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