Movie Review – I Sell the Dead

Over the weekend I watch the 2008 horror/comedy I Sell the Dead. This entertaining film stars Dominic Monaghan as Arthur Blake  and Ron Pearlman as Father Duffy. The film follows the trials and tribulations of a pair of graverobbers who discover digging up the undead is more profitable than selling regular corpse to the scientists of the day. Set in Victorian Era (London I'd assume) this is a really well done period piece.

One of my favorite aspects of the film is how they handled transitions. Most of the movie is told through flashback, and as a sequence ends the scene is frozen and transformed into a comic book style drawing. This give a nice pulp feel to the film and reminds  me a bit of the Tales From the Crypt movies and tv shows.

The film stands up well on its own but I really like it as it gave a feeling as what the Ressurectionists in Malifaux are like. Graverobbers and men of science working outside of society to further their own ends. I'd recommend this film to anyone that enjoys Malifaux as it provides a nice look into the time period.