Digging to Death (2021)

We just moved into a new house on October of last year. It’s a rough experience, as you go from the expected to the unknown and every step of the way, you feel like you’re on your own, as everyone takes advantage of you.

That’s the situation David Van Owen (Ford Austin, who is amazing in this) finds himself in when he buys a new home and can barely afford a contractor to fix the septic line. Handling it himself, he finds a box buried in his backyard with $3 million dollars and a corpse.

Except that corpse (Tom Fitzpatrick, The Bride in Black from Insidious 2 and 3) isn’t quite dead.

Writer/director/composer Michael P. Blevins has put together a pretty tight film which is basically about David slowly going insane as the home overwhelms him. He has great support from Richard Riehle (a familiar character actor face from movies like Office Space and Casino), Rachel Alig, Ken Hudson Campbell and Clint Jung.

My favorite part of this movie is the corpse, who looks suitably deranged and there’s an incredible scene where David faces off with the body, demanding that it come back to life because he’s certain that it’s not dead. It’s right on the center lane of horrifying and hilarious, which is not the easiest balance.

Digging to Death is available on demand and on DVD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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