I Bury the Living (1958)

USA, 1958
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Albert Band.

Plot Summary

When he takes over as chairman of a large cemetery, Robert Kraft is horrified to discover that if he sticks a black pin into a large wall map, The owner of that plot dies soon afterwards.


Directed by: Albert Band
© 1957 by Maxim Productions Inc
Maxim Productions Inc presents
Produced by: Albert Band and Louis Garfinkle
Production Manager: Clark Paylow
Original Story and Screenplay by: Louis Garfinkle
Assistant Director: Clark Paylow
Script Supervisor: Sam Freedle
Director of Photography: Frederick Gately
Gaffer: Don Carstenson
Film Editor: Frank Sullivan
Music: Gerald Fried
Music Editor: Eve Newman
Sound Mixer: Roy Meadows
Sound Editor: Jack Kirschner
Sound by: Ryder Sound Services, Inc.
A Western Electric recording
Wardrobe: Bob Richards
Makeup Artist: Jack P. Pierce
Optical Effects: Westheimer Company
Visual Design by: E. Vorkapich
Set Decorator: Gene Redd
Property Master: Leo J. Cornett

Richard Boone (Robert Kraft)
Theodore Bikel (Andy McKee)
Peggy Maurer (Ann Craig)
Howard Smith (George Kraft)
Herbert Anderson (Jess Jessup)
Robert Osterloh (Lt Clayborne)

Alternative Titles

Entierro a los vivos – Spanish title
J’enterre les vivants – French title
Killer on the Wall – working title


The Daily Cinema no.8039 (11 August 1958) p.5
The Film Daily vol.114 no.4 (7 July 1958) p.6
Filmfax no.61 (June/July 1997) p.43 – illustrated credits, review (by Gary D. Rhodes)
The Hollywood Reporter vol.150 no.31 (1 July 1958) p.3
Kine Weekly no.2661 (14 August 1958) p.16
Legend no.28 (1999) p.38 – soundtrack review (CD Reviews by Graham Watt)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.25 no.296 (September 1958) p.114
Motion Picture Herald vol.212 no.4 (26 July 1958) p.920
Variety 2 July 1958

Top 100 Horror Movies by Gary Gerani p.23 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review