Dead & Buried
Directed by Gary Sherman • 1981 • United States
Starring James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of Potters Bluff, where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed—then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff (James Farentino) and an eccentric mortician (Jack Albertson) must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well . . . and no one is ever really dead and buried.
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