Locomotive Entertainment


The Living and the Dead
Simon Rumley

The Living and the Dead

A British aristocrat who has lost his wealth, Donald (Roger Lloyd Pack) is desperate to find treatment for his cancer-stricken wife, Nancy (Kate Fahy). In order to give her proper medical care, Donald plans to sell the family mansion. However, his troubled and mentally disabled son, James (Leo Bill), decides that he's going look after his mother. When Mary (Sarah Ball), the nurse assigned to Nancy, tries to care for the ailing woman, she ends up clashing with the volatile James.


  • Part neo-gothic horror, part empathetic schizoid freak-out, The Living and the Dead suggests an unlikely cross between Spider and Requiem for a Dream.

    Slant Magazine
  • A striking study of madness that skirts territory

Genre: Horror
Run Time: 83 mins
Year of Production: 2005
Language: English
Director: Simon Rumley
  • Leo Bill (Rare Beasts)
  • Roger Lloyd Pack (Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy)
  • Kate Fahy (The House of Elliot)
  • Sarah Ball (A Serial Killer's Guide to Life)