(Tobin Bell, Steve Sandvoss, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / Dimension Extreme)
Overview:Terrifying horror film about a group of college students hunted by the evil spirit of a woman who was buried alive years ago in their secluded vacation house.
DVD Verdict: Robert Kurtzman is a seasoned horror vet, no one can deny that. However he made a truly terrible film in this case! Of that every one can agree. The new Dimension Extreme label has gotten off to a hot start with the excellent 'Black Sheep' and 'Broken.' In addition you have a good director and the always at the top of his game Tobin Bell in the cast. Who by the way the way does have a decent amount of screen time and not just a cameo. But, in truth the film is quite boring. The cast is annoying with the exception of Tobin. They didn't make me laugh and they certainly didn't make me care about there fates'.
The bare bones plot is that a woman buried alive in a house returns from the dead to terrorize a group of college students - and her own kin blood therein - in this B-movie style cheap porn/less horror film from said veteran effects artist Kurtzman. But, most of all 'Buried Alive' goes a good thirty or forty minutes before anything scary or gory happens, and then you have another long wait to the end. You're just stuck with the lame interaction of the characters lounging about, really not doing much. Tobin Bell is the only bright spot here.
Now a couple things barely save this from me telling you to skip it completely and that's a couple of kills done well here, but totally mimicked from 'Wrong Turn 2.' Still it's so awful boring for so long that I was actually just looking at the back of the DVD case for the running time to see how long my own personal misery would last! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of just Spanish and English Subtitles.