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Six friends dig up a corpse to use in a Satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Alan Ormsby ... Alan
Valerie Mamches ... Val
Jeff Gillen ... Jeff (as Jeffrey Gillen)
Anya Ormsby ... Anya
Paul Cronin ... Paul

Jane Daly ... Terry
Roy Engleman ... Roy
Robert Philip ... Emerson
Bruce Solomon ... Winns
Alecs Baird ... Caretaker

Seth Sklarey ... Orville Dunworth
Bob Sherman ... Ghoul (as Robert Sherman)
Curtis Bryant ... Ghoul

William R. 'Bob' Smedley ... Tallest dead thing (as Robert Smedley)
Debbie Cummins ... Ghoul
Peter Burke ... Ghoul
Chester Phebus ... Ghoul
Stuart Mitchell ... Ghoul
Lee J. O'Donnell ... Ghoul (as Leo O'Donnell)
Jack Sohmer ... Ghoul
Sandra Laurie ... Ghoul
Camille MacDonald ... Ghoul
Brendan Kenny ... Ghoul
Jean Clark ... Ghoul
Al McAdams ... Ghoul
Jane McAdams ... Ghoul
Stephanie Solomon ... Ghoul
Carl Richardson ... Ghoul
Jerry Hoffer ... Ghoul
Andy Herbst ... Ghoul
Paula Hoffer ... Ghoul
Trey Ward ... Ghoul
Harry Boehme ... Ghoul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gordon Gilbert

Directed by
Bob Clark  (as Benjamin Clark)
Writing credits
Alan Ormsby (screenplay collaboration)

Bob Clark (written by) (as Benjamin Clark)

Produced by
Bob Clark .... producer (as Benjamin Clark)
Gary Goch .... producer
Peter James .... executive producer
Ted V. Mikels .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carl Zittrer 
Cinematography by
Jack McGowan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gary Goch 
Art Direction by
Forest Carpenter 
Makeup Department
Benita Friedman .... makeup artist
Lee J. O'Donnell .... makeup artist (as Lee James O'Donnell)
Alan Ormsby .... special makeup creator
Judy Whalen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Martell .... production manager
Art Department
Ken Goch .... construction chief (as Kenneth Goch)
Gene McCullum .... construction assistant
David Trimble .... set designer
Sound Department
James B. Clark .... associate sound recordist
Henri Lopez .... re-recording mixer (as Henry Lopez)
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Franken .... camera operator
Robert Goggins .... gaffer
Tony Gulliver .... still photographer
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Michael McGowan .... director of photography: second unit
Chester Phebus .... gaffer
Other crew
Joe Bonvosu .... production assistant
Mike Harris .... production assistant
Sandra Marley .... script supervisor (as Sandy Ulosevich)
Oliver Rish .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Revenge of the Living Dead" - USA (reissue title)
"Things from the Dead" - USA (reissue title)
"Things from the Grave" - USA (reissue title)
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87 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono | Stereo (2.0) | DTS

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The rundown old house belonged to a popular local photographer in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Paul:You mean this whole thing was a gag?
Alan:No, these are couple of real ghouls! They've just had a change of heart!
Emerson:Yeah, we're trying to go straight!
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29 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
One of the best zombie flicks I have ever seen!, 30 March 2001
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things" is a very creepy and atmospheric zombie film about a group of hippie actors who go to a small island to practice satanism and succeed in raising the dead!The only problem is,the dead wants to eat them all.Surely one of my favourite horror flicks this one contains really cool zombies and dark,brooding atmosphere.The acting is surprisingly good,the location sets are spooky and there's also a sprinkle of black humour added for good measure.Only a little bit of gore,so fans of Italian zombie gut-munchers may be disappointed,but if you like scary horror movies this one is perfect for you.Anyway,check this movie out-you'll love this!And the ending is the most edge-of-your-seat ever.A must see!Highly recommended.

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