Watch: First Trailer for John Landis' New Film 'Burke and Hare'

October 5, 2010
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Burke and Hare Trailer

Ohhh is it great to have John Landis back behind the lens again! And unlike John Carpenter, his comeback actually looks fantastic! Our friends from have debuted the first full official trailer for John Landis' new black comedy Burke and Hare starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. This horror-comedy is based on a true story about two "grave robbers" who used to sell corpses to a medical college. It looks like a very entertaining period comedy and its even got Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry and Christopher Lee appearing, too. I have to say - the accents threw me off at first, but I still think this looks great. Enjoy!

Watch the first official trailer for John Landis' Burke and Hare:

Burke and Hare, directed by legendary filmmaker John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop III), is a black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who discover a lucrative business selling corpses to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. The script, co-written by Piers Ashworth & Nick Moorcroft, is based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, who sold some 17 corpses to the college. This was made independently in the UK and it doesn't have a US distributor, so we're still waiting to hear about its release. Look good?

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


Shockingly poor Scottish accents!

Bash on Oct 5, 2010


#1: Well, it still needs to be understandable for the non-scottish crowds. Looks like good fun.

Captain Deutschland on Oct 5, 2010


Ronnie Corbet at 2.02, brilliant. Seems to be the only Scot in this movie.

Marty on Oct 5, 2010


their characters are from northern ireland. and if ud ever been to belfast ud realise they are actually really spot on if there from belfast

dave on Oct 5, 2010


Burke and Hare were Irish living in Scotland.

poo on Oct 5, 2010


everyone needs to FORGET the's NOT a documentary or a serious period piece. this looks like a great, zany, black comedy! just in this trailer there are some very funny lines from all the cast - i can't wait.

beavis on Oct 5, 2010


You just had to mention Beverly Hills Cop III, didn't you Alex?! Let's try to forget about that one...

Mathieu on Oct 5, 2010


It comes out on October 29th (at least that's the case with it's UK release date)

Jezza on Oct 5, 2010


This has been done. It's called "I sell the Dead."

Chad on Oct 5, 2010


Looks fantastically fun and I can't wait to see it. Love movies like this!

arjones on Oct 5, 2010


I think that although the trailer looks to be cherry picking the best parts this will have a lot more to is Pegg and Landis after all. Those guys define humor. I'm very interested! Thanks for the post Alex.

Marc on Oct 5, 2010


Ilsa Fisher=HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saint on Oct 5, 2010


@Saint, I concur. @Beavis, agreed. @Chad "I sell The Dead" wasn't that great, besides the acting it didn't really offer much. I'm in!

Xerxex on Oct 5, 2010


@Chad You realize this is based off real events right? Burke and Hare were real murderers, No idea is original, Big deal.

Kevin on Oct 5, 2010


I usually don't like humorous horror films, but that looks good to me!

Bill in Burlington on Oct 5, 2010


They had me at...."I had confidence in a fart once, and I shat all over me-self."

Brian on Oct 5, 2010


Looks funny enough.

Crapola on Oct 5, 2010


Sigh. Wish David Tennant had said yes to this.... But I like Serkis.

Duane on Oct 5, 2010


Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Bad trailer, but it seems like the movie could be alright.

Mark on Oct 5, 2010


OH HELL YEAH!!!! finally, something that is genuinely FUNNY.....

bone on Oct 7, 2010


 I have seen a really interesting new documentary about the serial killers Burke and Hare, and would recommend it for anyone interested in serial killers and true crime in general - have seen a really interesting new documentary about the serial killers Burke and Hare, and would recommend it for anyone interested in serial killers and true crime in general -

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