BURIED ALIVE is one of the more entertaining horror movies I've seen this year, though has the all too familiar premise of a group of college-age adults going to an isolated house and getting picked off one by one. It's primarily worth checking out just to see Tobin Bell as the Lester character, who is utterly hilarious and a million miles away from anything that will remind you of Jigsaw.
The story concerns a hidden cache of gold, which one of the characters wants to uncover—and he thinks it's under the old family house out in the desert, perhaps buried with the body of his great-great grandfather's first wife. As the legend goes, she was buried alive because she could not be killed. She reappears in the present as a horrid looking old-lady ghost. Although the movie doesn't feature a ton of special effects, it does have some doozies from director Robert Kurtzman, such as with one of the characters being bisected in half and another getting his face sliced off. Recommended.