Burke and Hare

Release September 9, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Isla Fisher, Simon Pegg, Tim Curry, Andy Serkis, John Cleese
Director John Landis
Writer Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
Genres Comedy, Thriller
Studio Ealing Studios
Length 91 mins.


A horror comedy directed by John Landis, Burke and Hare is based on a true story about the U.K.'s earliest serial killers, William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis), gravediggers who lucratively sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection. Isla Fisher plays Burke's girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron who might or might not be an accomplice to the murders. Tom Wilkinson plays Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.

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