I Bury the Living 1958

Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners.

The Cast

Richard Boone-Robert Kraft
Theodore Bikel-Andy McKee
Peggy Maurer-Ann Craig
Howard Smith-George Kraft
Herbert Anderson-Jess Jessup
Robert Osterloh-Lt. Clayborne
Russ Bender-Henry Trowbridge

The Director: Albert Band
The Writers: Louis Garfinkle, Louis Garfinkle
Music by: Gerald Fried
Certificate : X

Film Trivia

As the film progresses and Kraft gradually comes to believe that the map controls him, the map on the wall becomes slightly larger in each progressive scene, symbolizing it slowly controlling him.
Stephen King says he was thinking about this film when he wrote his short story "Obit", about a young writer who discovers he can kill people by writing an obituary about them. The short story is in King's Bazaar of Bad Dreams collection. He references the film in the foreword to the short story.
When Bob Kraft (Richard Boone) waits for phone calls at his desk, on the wall behind him is a picture of John Wilkes Booth.