Director: Glenn McQuaid

Proving that minuscule budgets can act as motivators, not deterrents, I Sell the Dead makes a small amount of money look and feel like the impetus for a major Hollywood production. Give ambitious writer-director Glenn McQuaid a lot of credit for telling a decades-spanning period story of an imprisoned grave robber who recounts his crimes and how he's had to kill zombies as a result.

Despite his budgetary constraints, the Irish filmmaker employs authentic-looking costumes, has no shortage of makeup effects work on display, and corralled a gifted cast (including Ron Perlman and Dominic Monaghan) for one of the most slept-on horror-comedies of the new millennium.