A.V. Club - 08/06/2009
"I SELL THE DEAD is fairly congenial, tracking the rascally adventures of two not-always-bright fellows....[The] low budget is well-deployed, with a few good locations and some skillful makeup effects..." -- Grade: B
New York Times - 08/07/2009
"A pastiche of old-fashioned horror flicks and an homage to the same, I SELL THE DEAD recalls the kind of frightful diversions that were a staple on the television show 'Chiller Theater.'"
Adventure and horror merge in this morbid tale of two 18th century grave robbers who make it their mission to hunt down the undead abominations that refuse to accept their rightful place in the ground. Arrested by towering holy man Father Duffy (Ron Perlman) and threatened with the guillotine for robbing graves with his mentor, Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), apprentice ghoul Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) agrees to make a full confession in exchange for a steady flow of whiskey. Arthur's story begins when he was just a young boy stealing jewelry from corpses in order to eat. Later, Arthur formed a partnership with Willie, and the pair went to work ensuring the walking dead learned to rest in peace. Now, with the specter of death looming ever closer, Arthur agrees to tell his tale to the very man charged with deciding his ultimate fate.