Saw's Tobin Bell Next In Buried Alive
by Alex Billington
November 2, 2006
Sci Fi got some tidbits from Tobin Bell about his role in the upcoming film Buried Alive. The movie is a supernatural comedy that focus on "college students who unearth a spirit at a haunted lodge." Bell plays a groundskeeper at the lodge. The movie is currently being filmed and is directed by Robert Kurtzman, who did 1997's Wishmaster. Kurtzman comes from a special effects / make-up background, so it may be interesting to see where this goes, whether B-movie Evil Dead type horror or what. There is one thing I can say though, Tobin Bell is a damn fine addition to any movie out there! Here's a bit more of what Sci Fi reported:
"In Buried Alive, I play a guy who is a groundskeeper, a Vietnam-veteran groundskeeper, at a lodge," Bell said in an interview. "And these college students come to this lodge. The lodge is owned by the father of one of the college students. This guy lives in a trailer in the property. He's a Vietnam veteran, kind of an odd fellow, kind of like a housepainter."
Bell said he is particular excited about working with erstwhile special-effects guru Kurtzman, who not only wrote From Dusk Till Dawn and did animatronic effects for Hulk, but also did makeup for Bride of Reanimator, Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm II. "There's a lot of experience in this genre on this set," Bell said.
"Partly, it's a very funny film in a certain way," Bell said. "Buried Alive is a little scary, but also a comedy at the same time."
Sounds good to me! Buried Alive is set to have a release sometime in 2007 from distributor Odd Lot Entertainment.
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