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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)

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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(screenplay), (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
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Terry
Roy Engleman ...
Roy
Robert Philip ...
Emerson
Bruce Solomon ...
Winns
Alecs Baird ...
Caretaker
Seth Sklarey ...
Bob Sherman ...
Ghoul (as Robert Sherman)
Curtis Bryant ...
Ghoul
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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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Experience the unexpected terror of rising rotting flesh... 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

When Orville is sitting on the couch with Alan, they move his arm and for a moment, you can see his normal "flesh colored" skin between the fake right ghoul hand and suit sleeve. See more »

Quotes

Alan: Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
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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

Spoofs Dracula (1931) 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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