Dead & Buried is a 1981 horror film movie directed by Gary Sherman, starring Melody Anderson, and James Farentino as Sheriff Dan Gillis.
Without warning, his peaceful tiny New England town of Potter’s Bluff starts having murders. Strangers to the town are turning up dead. Naturally, Sheriff Dan has to find out why.
“Dead & Buried” is a classic horror “small town with a secret” film, this time concerning a tiny little seaside town called Potter’s Bluff. This rarely talked about flick, above all else, is a masterpiece of atmosphere…moodily lit, foggy, with a genuine sense of claustrophobia as the horrors seem to be closing in closer and closer to Dan’s own home and family.
Dead & Buried is simply a classic of modern horror and is too often over-looked for lesser films of its day. A must-see for horror and thriller fans. If you need another push to see this movie, i’ll just mention the screenwriter Dan O’Bannon (Alien).