Buried Alive

Synopsis: A college prank at an abandoned house accidentally awakens a frightening spirit.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Robert Kurtzman
Production: Dimension Films
94 min

- Hey, Rene.

- Zane?

- How's my favorite cousin?

- What are you doing in here?

- I wanted to talk.

- About what?

About us.

You know, there's something special

between us.

- A connection.

- I know.

- You think you can change the past?

- Of course not, silly.


- And that's a problem for us.

- Why?

Because something's past

doesn't mean that it's finished.

Zane, please stop sounding

like a fortune cookie, OK?

I'm sorry, Cuz.

- I only want what's best for you.

- I believe you.


That faith may get tested.

Well, I'm good with tests.

What do you got?

Well, it's simple.

Just tell me you believe me.


And give me a kiss.

- I shouldn't.

- It's just between us. Us and no one else.


Jesus, Rene! I'm trying to help you.

What happened?

- I saw this...

- What?

- Was Zane here?

- While you were in the tub?

What do you think?


Good guess.

What makes you think he was here?

- We were talking. It seemed real.

- I guess it wasn't a happy conversation.

No. It was OK until the end.

I guess it was just a dream.

- Bravo, Sherlock.

- That's it.

I just fell asleep, I slid under,

I started screaming, called out.

That's what happened.

Stupid. It's fine.

That's why you get As - 'cause you

figuring out really hard stuff like that.

- Yeah. And I study.

- Oh, I study.

Beer labels.

- It's what I'm good at.

- Yes, you are.

Now, who is the smartest girl

that you know?

- Um, Susan Dunleavy?

- Are you sure about that?

Baby, she passed the test to be a trainer

the first time she took it.

Well, buddy, you might wanna

rethink your position.


You are the smartest person in the world.

Maybe not in the world.

But definitely in this bathroom.

- All right, what did you find out?

- Wait a second. Ahchoo.

- What the hell is that?

- It's just a minor compulsion,

but I'm handling it better now.

Yes. Are there going to be mold spores

where we're going?

I don't know. Can we get on task now?

OK. So you know about your

great-grandfather discovering gold

- and building the Blanca Canyon house?

- That's where we're going.

Did you know he had the richest strike

in the territory?

No. Did he do anything with it?

You know, build towns, invest in stocks,

buy railroads, anything like that.

Not that I found.

- Would you like some cupcake?

- No, thank you. Go on.

I found nothing about

deeds or investments.

The gold had to go somewhere.

He takes it out of a mine, he doesn't get it

turned into cash. So, what's he do with it?

There were some rumors

about him, you know.

Like what?

People thought he murdered his first wife

and buried lots of gold with her body.

Didn't say where, by chance?


Let's see... Second wife shows up,

mail-order bride from South Dakota.

- Find out anything about a fire?

- Yeah.

It was 16 years after

he married wife number two

that the house burned down,

and everybody inside got chopped up.

- Not everybody-

- Right- One boy got away-

My grandfather.

Anybody get arrested for that?

Um, no. There wasn't even suspects.

- Do you have bugs or something, man?

- What? No.

Oh, this just helps keep me focused.

And sanitized.

So, this rich old prospector

probably didn't believe in banks.

He's got a mountain full of gold. You said

this was the richest strike in the territory?

Oh, even for the time,

he was worth millions.

Where the f*** did it go?

Don't you know about

your family's history?

- Yeah, we're cursed.

- What?

- Anything else?


Thanks again for taking me

on the road trip.

- I don't go on too many.

- Find that hard to believe.

Oh, um, Zane? Do you feel bad

about getting kicked out of school?

No. Academic probation, Phil.

Probation. I didn't get kicked out, all right?

Don't mention that to Rene.

I'll tell her when the time is right.

- OK. I heard kicked out.

- That's the last we'll have to say about it.

OK, Zane. Hey, that's a cool ring.

What is it, is it?

It's gold. Gold.

I knew it. I knew it.

I knew the gold was here.

And I'm gonna find it all.

And I'm gonna buy

this whole f***in' territory.

Look at you.

Who's there?

You f*** with Lester,

you're gonna be in a passel of trouble.

Oh, yeah.


Come on, Lester.

You keep your sh*t together now.

You're gonna be rich.

You're gonna be rich.

Hey, do me a favor. Go in the glove

compartment, hit the yellow button.

Hey, Danny.

She making you crazy yet, man?

- Almost every day.

- Here. Hit it.

What up?

- Have you been a good boy or a bad boy?

- Good boy, of course.

Something tells me bad boy.

Don't lie to me, Zane, about anything, ever.

- And what brought this on?

- I had this dream.

- And I lied to you in it?

- I don't know. It got really weird.

OK, so you're yelling at me for something

that I didn't do to you in your dreams.

And they think I need meds.

You're crazy, Cuz.

- Have you been taking those meds?

- Every day.

Cross your heart, hope to die?

What else happened in this dream?

You talked about us being together forever.

- And what did you say?

- They're dreams.

- You can't believe in dreams.

- You can if you choose to.

Hey, you wore it.

It's my family heirloom. It's appropriate,

considering where we're going.

Well, I'm glad you like it.

Someone special gave it to me.

Hey, Phil. This is Rene and Danny.

This is the man who got me

through the most boring class on campus.

- Almost. Almost.

- What?

- Where are you picking up your pledges?

- In front of the sorority house.

- Then we're off.

- What did you mean, "almost"?

Don't stay in the car.

Turn off your computer, let's go.

It's just gonna take a second.

Come on.

- Kind of crowded. We gotta find your two.

- They'll stand out.

- Maybe we should lock the doors.

- It's a convertible.

That is awesome! It's humiliating!

I think the spark of sadism definitely

has your fingerprints on it, Cuz.

Got milk?

- Hi, Rene.

- Hi, Rene.

I need to hear it with spirit this time,

and don't forget to smile.

So, where exactly are we going?

To a haunted house

in the middle of the desert.

For real?

All you two need to know is that, wherever

we go, you're my servants, my slaves.

- I like the sound of that!

- My slaves. No one else's.

What exactly does this initiation consist of?

- Whatever comes to mind.

- And what a mind she has.

- I'd be afraid, girls.

- She's really good at mental cruelty.

But she's not above

a little physical abuse, either.

You like to get spanked, Danny?

Do you like to get punched, Phil?

It's nice getting to know each other like this.

And we will all during the trip.

But I think I want some entertainment.

- Cow, amuse us.

- How?

Tell us where is the most uncomfortable

place you've ever had sex.

- On a staircase.

- All right.

- Dog.

- Horse.

No, you're a dog, not a horse.


- Very interesting.

- Come on, guys. Let's hit the road.

Get going. Come on.


Forgot my iPod.

May I go get it, please?


- Hey, Phil. What about you?

- What?

Where was the most uncomfortable place

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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