Here's a Tuesday treat: a full-length trailer for Burke And Hare, the story of Edinburgh's famous bodysnatchers starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. It's all directed by John Landis, and judging by this effort is at least as heavy on the scatalogical humour as it is on the horror.
Burke (Pegg) and Hare (Serkis) were immigrants to Scotland from northern Ireland who, in the 1820s, got into the business of selling corpses to Edinburgh medical schools. The only problem with such enterprising activity was that they were involved in grave robbing and then murder to obtain the cadavers, rather than dedicated to the cause of advancing medical science.
The film also stars Jessica Hynes, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Stephen Merchant, Jenny Agutter, Bill Bailey and Ronnie Corbett, who's our Most Valued Supporting Player in this trailer. Judging by this effort is going all-out to capture Edinburgh's reputation as Auld Reekie.
Burke and Hare is out on October 29 here in the UK.
• Watched a great documentary about Burke and Hare that I found online – great addition at the end about some pretty disturbing practise that are going on nowadays too – http://www.burkeandharedvd.com More
No, sad is paranoia and ridiculous conspiracy theories. p;
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