Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I Bury the Living

People are dropping dead everywhere! Individuals that own cemetery plots are dying to get in. A man who has is elected to the board of directors (Played by Richard Boone) for a cemetery believes he has the power to take people’s lives by placing a black pin in selected plots on a map that outlines the cemetery land. Plots that are owned by living individuals are marked with a white pin. However when the cemetery board member replaces the white pin with a black pin, that person mysteriously dies within twenty four hours.

A young; married couple arrive at the cemetery to say hello to the board member who happens to be a friend of the family. They had just purchased two plots for themselves. With the plots sold, the board member changes out the pins from white to black. Within a day or so, the couple die unexpectedly. Before the board of directors make a move to do something about the deaths, several people die from the same result, a black pin and an unexplained death.

Finally, the board takes a huge chance and decide that a black pin should be placed on each of the markers on the map that represent each of their gravesites. As expected, each on dies within the next twenty four hours.

The movie is filmed in black and white which always makes movies of this type better. The director makes good use of lighting to create a mind bending experience that leaves the viewer thinking the cemetery board member is on the verge of losing his mind from the guilt he has from all of the deaths. Or is he guilty? There are a few times during the course of the movie I was convenced he was doing the killings on purpose and that he would eventually kill himself from losing his mind.

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