|release date||May 9 1990|
|writer||Mark Patrick Carducci|
|starring||Tim Matheson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, William Atherton|
|tagline||One of them put an end to the marriage, until the other came back for revenge|
SynopsisHard-working construction company owner, Clint, is married to Joanna, but little does he know she's having an affair with a doctor and the pair are plotting to kill him to get a hefty insurance payout. One night, Joanna injects Clint with poison and with the help of her lover, they set about burying him in a shallow grave. But there's one slight problem: Clint isn't dead!
Everyone has to cut their teeth somewhere and that’s pretty much the best excuse for Frank Darabont’s Buried Alive, a feature-length effort that stands as the only workman-like entry in his filmography. When it premiered on USA back in 1990, the dark film was considered boundary pushing for an FCC regulated medium and it was considered a huge hit, eventually spawning a sequel directed by original lead Tim Matheson where the gender roles are reversed and the plot is regurgitated. The tale of murder gone awry feels like nothing more than a stale Tales From The Crypt episode, but it does showcase his eye for casting and ability to create atmosphere. …Read More