In The Vault this week, we welcome director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, ColdWater) and journalist Rebekah McKendry from Fangoria. These are two of the biggest horror nerds I know (and I know a lot of horror nerds) so they give some great insight on this week's film, Dead & Buried.
Dead & Buried is a kind of low-key zombie flick. I had never even heard of it until we started working on The Vault. The small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff is a popular vacation spot, but visitors frequently end up, well, murdered. But thanks to some voodoo witchcraft, the dead rise again, as residents who don't eat brains and, frankly, act as if nothing happened - except, of course, when it is time to kill the newbies.
Directed by Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III, Raw Meat), the screenplay comes from Dan O'Bannon, best known for writing the original Alien. On the acting side, Dead & Buried brought together an eclectic cast that included Jack Albertson (best known as Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and a young Robert Englund. Sadly, top-billed star James Farentino, who played the sheriff, passed away just two weeks ago from a heart ailment. He was 73.
The Vault is FEARNET's collection of classic horror and exploitation films, available for streaming exclusively on FEARNET.com. The films in The Vault are considered "must see" movies for any budding horror aficionado. We have brought together some of the horror industry's best and brightest to provide optional commentary for those who want an enhanced experience. Upcoming films include George Romero's The Crazies, Bill Lustig's original Maniac, and Dario Argento's Opera, with commentaries provided by Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ted Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Evil Dead), and A.J. Bowen (You're Next) - just to name a few. These commentaries are exclusive to FEARNET.com - you won't find them anywhere else.
Catch up with previous entries into The Vault: Lucio Fulci's Zombie with commentary by journalist Bryan Collins (Badass Digest) and screenwriter Sean Keller (Giallo); and Dario Argento's Deep Red, with commentary from special effects artist Greg McDougall (The Purge) and actor/comedian Josh Thompson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) . Be sure to check in every Thursday for a new film with new commentaries.