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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

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Six friends dig up a corpse to use in a Satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves.

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(as Benjamin Clark)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ormsby ...
Alan
Valerie Mamches ...
Val
Jeff Gillen ...
Jeff (as Jeffrey Gillen)
Anya Ormsby ...
Anya
Paul Cronin ...
Paul
...
Terry
Roy Engleman ...
Roy
Robert Philip ...
Emerson
Bruce Solomon ...
Winns
Alecs Baird ...
Caretaker
Seth Sklarey ...
Bob Sherman ...
Ghoul (as Robert Sherman)
Curtis Bryant ...
Ghoul
William R. 'Bob' Smedley ...
Tallest dead thing (as Robert Smedley)
Debbie Cummins ...
Ghoul
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Storyline

Actors led by Alan Ormsby go to a graveyard on a remote island to perform a necromantic ritual. The ritual works and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh. Written by Humberto Amador

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You're Invited To Orville's "Coming-Out" Party...It'll Be A Scream...YOURS!!! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Living Dead  »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Bob Clark was planning to do a remake of "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" in 2007. Tragically though, Clark died in an automobile accident before production plans could get underway. See more »

Goofs

Alan claims the book of spells etc is in a direct line from the Druids, but the Druids never had a written language. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: I peed in my pants!
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Crazy Credits

The zombies get to the boat and sail to the city throughout the course of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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A bit o' trivia about the films promotion
10 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the hardcore B-horror movie junkie, I thought I'd pass along some interesting trivia related to this movies promotional scheme. This flick came to my town on the drive-in circuit and somehow managed to talk several area restaurants into offering a special menu for kids (!) that hawked the movie and simultaneously grossed out parents. The menu featured the individual restaurants usual fair, but with new titles... blood shake.. flesh strips (french fries)... brain delight (jello). The half rotten skull visage on the cover of the menu was enough to send most parents into fits. I wish I had kept it. Talk about a collectible! It's a great film, though. Enough tongue in cheek to make its sick theme tolerable. That menu made it impossible for me to see it. Had to wait until I found it on video many years later.


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