Dead & Buried (1981, USA) C-94m. ** D: Gary A. Sherman. Starring James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield, Nancy Locke Hauser, Lisa Blount, Robert Englund, Bill Quinn, Michael Currie, Lisa Marie, Barry Corbin, Michael Pataki. Unusual horror film about sheriff Farentino, who has just been assigned to small town community of Potter's Bluff and can't believe strange series of murders that take place. Interestingly the audience is let in on more details: The villagers perform these ritualistic killings, and witchcraft and voodoo may figure in the story as well. Slow pace lessens effect, but interest is maintained. Finale is best part. Written by Dan O'Bannon (ALIEN).

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