This is about exploits of two grave robbers, Blake and Grimes (Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden). In the opening moments of the film Grimes is lead to the guillotine and beheaded. Blake remains in prison and is to be executed the next morning. A priest, Father Duffy (Ron Perlman) comes to visit, saying he needs to document his account of the various crimes they are accused of. Through a series of flashbacks he tells his story, of how he got into the grave digging business as a kid as Grime's apprentice. He also tells of a sinister doctor (Angus Scrimm) they regularly supply bodies to and he's blackmailing them into working for free or else he'll turn them into the local police. Then, one night the digging duo come across a woman's body that has a wreath of garlic around her neck and a stake in her heart. They remove them, thinking it's just stupid superstition, but she pops right up and tries to drink their blood. They re-stake her and drop her off at the doctor's office, where he of course pulls out the stake.
There's also a story about them digging up a strange, child-sized coffin that contains a small, gray, black-eyed creature that's the stereotypical "Gray Alien". The last story, about zombies, has the two joined by Blake's new girlfriend, who is willing to murder to get what she wants, something they've never done. This tale ties back to exactly why the curious Father Duffy is so interested in hearing Blake's stories.
I SELL THE DEAD is a fun, monster-filled movie, a throwback to the early 70's horror flicks.