A young man named Victor flees from his marriage, viewing himself as unready. To steady his nerves, he acts out the wedding in a graveyard, inadvertently awakening a young (but dead) bride. Hilarity ensues as he attempts to figure out how to escape his new corpse bride and return home.
- Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort the main protagonist
- Helena Bonham Carter as Emily the deurtagonist
- Emily Watson as Victoria Everglot, the love interest of Victor
- Tracey Ullman as Nell Van Dort
- Paul Whitehouse as William Van Dort, Mayhew, Whitehouse also voices Paul the Head Waiter.
- Joanna Lumley as Maudeline Everglot Victoria's cold hearted mom and the secondary antagonist.
- Albert Finney as Finis Everglot Victoria's gloomy dad and the teirtary antagonist
- Danny Elfman as Bonejangle
- Richard E Grant as Lord Barkis Bittern a man who likes money and the main antagonist of the film.
- Jane Horrocks as Black Window and Mrs. Plumm
- According to Plan- Nell, Wlliam, Maudeline, & Finnis
- Remains of the Day- Bonejangles & The Dead
- Tears to Shed- Maggot, The Black Widow, & Emily
- The Wedding Song- Mrs. Plum, The Black Widow, Maggot, Victor, & The Dead
The critical reaction was generally positive.