I Sell the Dead (2008)

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  • IMDb page: I Sell the Dead (2008)
  • Rate: 6.0/10 total 5,196 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Horror
  • Runtime: USA:85 min | Argentina:85 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
  • Filming Location: Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA
  • Gross: $7,066(USA)(16 August 2009)
  • Director: Glenn McQuaid
  • Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman and Larry Fessenden
  • Original Music By: Jeff Grace   
  • Plot Keyword: Grave | Grave Robber | Corpse | Guillotine | Sandwich

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Glenn McQuaid  writer

Known Trivia

  • A graphic novel of the film has been released, with Glenn McQuaid writing and illustrations by Brahm Revel (October, 2009).

Goofs: Continuity: During the drinking contest, the flagon that Fanny uses to signal the start of the contest changes between the time that she picks it up and the time she begins to drink from it.

Plot: A grave robber reflects on his life of crime. Full summary »  »

Story: 18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy. Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes.Written by Anonymous  



Never Trust A Corpse

19th century justice has finally caught up to grave robbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes. With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy, recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to a partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes as they hunt creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious rivalries that threaten to put all involved in the very graves theyre trying to pilfer. [D-Man2010]

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Produced By:

  • Larry Fessenden known as producer
  • Brent Kunkle known as line producer
  • James Felix McKenney known as associate producer
  • John Norris known as associate producer
  • Peter Phok known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Dominic Monaghan known as Arthur Blake
  • Larry Fessenden known as Willy Grimes
  • Angus Scrimm known as Dr. Quint
  • Ron Perlman known as Father Duffy
  • Brenda Cooney known as Fanny Briers
  • John Speredakos known as Cornelius Murphy
  • Daniel Manche known as Young Arthur
  • Eileen Colgan known as Maisey O'Connell
  • James Godwin known as Old Man
  • Joel Garland known as Ronnie
  • Aidan Redmond known as Jack Flood
  • Alisdair Stewart known as Bulger
  • Heather Bullock known as Valentine Kelly
  • Chris Shaw known as Executioner
  • Martin Pfefferkorn known as Howling Man
  • Jackie Arnold known as Young Cornelius
  • Heather Robb known as Vampire
  • Patrick Bucklew known as One Legged Creature
  • Jennifer Stackpole known as Prostitute
  • Ken Robertson known as Tommy Burke
  • Stephen Parish known as Benny Robertson
  • Jim Noonan known as Bram Thatcher
  • Ryan Horsnail known as Norris Halpen
  • James Bain known as Town Crier
  • Sean Reid known as Hugo Fortune
  • Haidyn Harvey known as Dancing Katie
  • Charlie Simpson known as Jippo Kelly
  • Conor Simpson known as Modger Kelly
  • Sherie Melby known as Wake Corpse
  • Michael Vincent known as Zombie Hand
  • Lisa Golub known as Vampire Arms
  • Danni Read known as Vampire Arms
  • Vet known as Hostler
  • Amber Baldinelli known as Town girl #2
  • Aryn Cole known as Peasant
  • John Gerard Franklin known as Fortune of War Patron
  • Meagan Hooper known as Town Girl
  • Todd Ryan Jones known as Villager
  • Michael Kelberg known as Fortune of War Patron
  • Eddie Lentol known as Towns Folk #3
  • Tom Loggins known as Towns Folk #2
  • Jonathan M. Parisen known as Towns folk #1
  • Marilyn Salisbury known as Prostitute #3
  • John Auer known as Fortune of War Patron (uncredited)
  • Bob Socci known as Fortune of war patron (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Dhyana Forte known as hair stylist
  • Pete Gerner known as special makeup effects artist
  • Christine Herbeck known as hair stylist
  • Ingrid Okola known as key makeup artist
  • Brian Spears known as special makeup effects artist
  • Nikos Tzortzinakis known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Fulvio Brembilla known as set dresser
  • Candice Cardasis known as art assistant
  • David Fazzio known as property master
  • Brahm Revel known as storyboard artist
  • John Vogt known as carpenter


Production Companies:

  • Glass Eye Pix

Other Companies:

  • Dig-It Audio  audio post facility
  • Du Art Film and Video  post-production facilities
  • Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing  vintage clothing rentals
  • Monkeyland Audio  ADR Facility
  • MovieScore Media  soundtrack


  • Anchor Bay Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment (2009) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • IFC Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment (UK) (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Another World Entertainment (2010) (Denmark) (DVD)
  • Eagle Films (2008) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Night Visions Distribution (2010) (Finland) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Mario Caserta known as Flame artist
  • Matt Connolly known as visual effects supervisor
  • David Dam known as CG artist: Spontaneous
  • Brandi Dimino known as CG artist
  • Gonzalo Escudero known as CG artist
  • Jeff Ferguson known as Flame artist
  • John Hager known as additional visual effects photography
  • John Leamy known as creative director: Spontaneous
  • Hae-Yeon Lee known as CG artist
  • John C. Loughlin known as lead compositor
  • Nick Martinelli known as CG artist
  • Andy Milkis known as director of visual effects
  • Tammy Sutton known as additional visual effects

Release Date:

  • Spain 10 October 2008 (Sitges International Festival of Fantastic and Horror Cinema)
  • Canada 24 October 2008 (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)
  • USA 16 January 2009 (Slamdance Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 22 January 2009 (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
  • UK 21 February 2009 (Glasgow Film Festival)
  • USA 27 March 2009 (Philadelphia International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 28 March 2009 (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)
  • USA 3 April 2009 (Great River Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 17 April 2009 (Imagine Film Festival)
  • USA 22 May 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • USA June 2009 (Los Angeles Film Festival)
  • Canada 27 July 2009 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • USA 7 August 2009 (limited)
  • Germany 18 September 2009 (Oldenburg International Film Festival)
  • Greece 25 September 2009 (Athens Film Festival)
  • Canada 24 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 30 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 30 May 2010 (DVD premiere)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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