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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  20 September 1972 (USA)
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Six friends dig up a corpse named Orville. They use it in a satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Look out!!!

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Living Dead  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The rundown old house belonged to a popular local photographer in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. 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

Terry: Gee, Mr. Wizard, how do you get the litmus paper to turn blue?
Alan: The same way I get the egg into the Coke bottle, bitch.
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Crazy Credits

Director Bob Clark is credited as "Benjamin Clark" in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Corpses (2004) See more »

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The champ of camp

I love this movie because it has a sense of humor, but more importantly a sense of style and play that is missing from current American cinema. My guess is that this movie turned out exactly how Bob Clark wanted it. The colors, costumes and performances are great symbols of an early seventies that I remember as a kid. This is the way i remember things looking, only slightly aggrandized. Alan Ormsby is funny, clever and effective as the theatre troupe/cult leader. I'm not sure if the cemetery in Miami is real or not, guessing it is to save money, but it is a perfect setting. Love this movie. CHeck out my www.zombielogicpress.com for more on zombies.


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